July/August 2012

Under the Influence

Martin Gilens

 
With responses from Larry M. Bartels, Matthew Yglesias, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Mark Schmitt, Nancy L. Rosenblum, John Ferejohn, Barbara Sinclair, Russ Feingold, Archon Fung, and Michael Gecan. Martin Gilens replies.

 

Editors' Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen
 
 

The Fighting Mind

War Is Betrayal
Persistent Myths of Combat
Chris Hedges
 
The Checkpoint
Terror, Power, and Cruelty
Oded Na'aman
 
 

Foundations

State of the Nation: Know Where You Stand
Anthony Fowler and Michele Margolis
 
Dispatch: Juárez Rebounds...Sort Of
Sarah Hill
 
Made In America: The Leisure Gap
Claude S. Fischer
 
Karlan's Court: Forty Years After Watergate
Pamela S. Karlan
 
 

Books & Ideas

Natural Woman
Why Motherhood Returned to the Center of Women's lives
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
 
Forgetful Pleasures
Michel Houellebecq's Exciting Tale of Boredom
Marta Figlerowicz
 
 

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest Winner

The Piano
Alexandra Thom
 
 

On Poetry

Poet's Sampler
Introduced by Joe Weil
Adam Fitzgerald
 
The Literacy Revolution
Poetry, Injury, and the Ethics of Reading
Elaine Scarry
 
Amen
Ariana Reines's Erotic Soul
B.K. Fischer
 
Microreviews
 
 

On Film

Arcadia for the Aged
John Madden's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Alan A. Stone
 
 

Poems

Waiting for Tear Gas
Tung-Hui Hu
 
It Is the Perpetual Today
Virginia Konchan
 
Essential Difference
Kiki Dimoula
 
Cash for Gold
Ernest Hilbert
 
To the White Woman on the Plane Who Doesn't Understand My Discomfort When She Asks If She Can Touch My Hair
Torrie Valentine
 
After Paradise Lost
Alison Powell
 
Dewseaville
Daniel Tiffany