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December 1998/January 1999

A debate on the origins and future of egalitarianism, led by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, with responses by Philippe Van Parijs, Robert Haveman, Nancy Folbre, and others. Günter Grass on Turkish novelist Yaşar Kemal. Jeff Gates on expanding ownership of capital; Shiv Visvanathan and Jay R. Mandle debate economic development. Plus, fiction by Short Story Contest winner Jacob M. Appel; Edwin Frank reviews W. G. Sebald; poetry by Bill Knott and Richard Howard, and more.

 

Forum 

Is Equality in Our Nature? 
WELFARE REFORM AND THE FUTURE OF EGALITARIAN POLITICS
SAMUEL BOWLES AND HERBERT GINTIS
RESPONSES FROM MARTIN GILENS, ROBERT HAVEMAN, PHILIPPE VAN PARIJS, STEVEN M. TELES, RUY TEIXEIRA, DAVID SLOAN WILSON, STEVEN N. DURLAUF, NANCY FOLBRE, STUART WHITE, KRISTIN MONROE, SUSAN E. MAYER, AND KEVIN MCCABE AND VERNON SMITH. BOWLES AND GINTIS REPLY.

Essays

The false intimacy of first names
Neil Shister
A tribute to Turkey’s preeminent novelist
Günter Grass
A better way to share the wealth
Jeff Gates
Battling cystic fibrosis
Rosemary Quigley
The NGO revolution and the search for peace
John Tirman 
Exchange
Shiv Visvanathan and Jay R. Mandle
Fiction
Winner of the Sixth Annual Short Story Contest
Jacob M. Appel
Fiction and Nonfiction Reviews
Translated by Michael Hulse
Edwin Frank
Poetry Reviews
James Longenbach
Andrew Osborn
Elizabeth Macklin
Bin Ramke
Poetry
Introduced by Richard Howard
Gilbert Sorrentino
Bill Knott
David Lehman
John Yau
Richard Howard
Barbara Claire Freeman
David Lehman
Franz Wright
On Film
Sandra Goldbacher’s The Governess
Alan A. Stone

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