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.
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