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February/March 1999

A forum on Randall Forsberg, Jonathan Dean, and Saul Mendlovitz’s essay on preventing war, with responses by Kosta Tsipis, Alan Cranston, and others. Also: Paul Kahn on Pinochet’s trial and the limits of international law. Herbert Gintis, William H. Simon, and others respond to Jeff Gates’s essay on expanding ownership of capital. Loren Goldner on saving Mumia Abu-Jamal. Plus: fiction by Short Story Contest runner-up Rhoda B. Stamell, poetry by Mark Levine, Stephen Burt, and others, book reviews, and more.

 

Forum 

Banishing the Spectre of War
A COALITION-BUILDING PLAN TO STOP WAR, GENOCIDE, AND OTHER DEADLY CONFLICTS
RANDALL FORSBERG, JONATHAN DEAN, AND SAUL MENDLOVITZ
RESPONSES FROM KOSTA TSIPIS, MARY KALDOR, ALAN CRANSTON, AND LORA LUMPE. FORSBERG REPLIES.

Essays

Has any other industrial product so dominated its time?
Neil Shister
The dictator’s extradition and the limits of international law
Paul W. Kahn
Will Pennsylvania execute a lifelong black activist?
Loren Goldner
Sharing the Wealth
Responses to Jeff Gates’s “The Ownership Solution”
Herbert Gintis
William H. Simon
Sewin Chan, Henry Schneider, and Joseph Tracy
Gar Alperovitz
Fiction
Runner-up in the Sixth Annual Short Story Contest
Rhoda B. Stamell
Poetry
Peter Sacks
Peter Sacks
Stephen Burt
Joanna Klink
Geoffrey G. O’Brien
Mark Levine
Lisa C. Beskin
On Film
Jonathan Demme’s Beloved
Alan A. Stone

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