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December 2000/January 2001

A debate on the future of affirmative action with Susan Sturm and Lani Guinier, Ward Connerly, Howard Gardner, Mary Waters, Stephen Steinberg, and others. Erik Olin Wright and Rachel Dwyer on the American jobs machine. Stuart White on virtue and equality. James Hynes on John Crowley’s genre trouble. Plus, poetry by Jorie Graham and Carl Phillips; George Scialabba on Lionel Trilling; Stephen Burt on Stanley Kunitz; John Palattella on Eliot Weinberger; Short Story Contest winner Girija Tropp, and more.

 

Forum 

The Future of Affirmative Action 
PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT REQUIRES US TO RETHINK TESTING AND “MERITOCRACY”
SUSAN STURM AND LANI GUINIER
RESPONSES FROM STEPHEN STEINBERG, HOWARD GARDNER, MARY C. WATERS AND CAROLYN BOYES-WATSON, PAUL OSTERMAN, WARD CONNERLY, MAUREEN A. SCULLY AND DEBORAH M. KOLB, MICHAEL J. PIORE, PETER SACKS, AND PETER CAPPELLI. STURM AND GUINIER REPLY.

Essay

Is the new economy creating good jobs?
Erik Olin Wright and Rachel Dwyer
Fogel, Dworkin, and Cohen on egalitarianism
Stuart White
Fiction
Co-winner of the Eighth Annual Short Story Contest
Girija Tropp
Poetry
Introduced by John Tranter
Sophie Cabot Black
Carl Phillips
Gilbert Sorrentino
Tessa Rumsey
Ben Doyle
Laura Hartmark
Caroline Crumpacker
Jorie Graham
On Film
Yang Zhang’s Shower
Alan A. Stone

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