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February/March 2003

War and Democracy with John W. Dower, Uday Singh Mehta, Helena Cobban, and Neta C. Crawford. Patrick Erouart-Siad rides finds French literature out of touch with social realities; James Campbell remembers legendary New Yorker editor Robert Maxwell. Alan A. Stone reconsiders The Battle of Algiers. Carroll Bogert looks at works on humanitarian intervention; Archon Fung searches for lessons from grass-roots organizing. Tod Marshall examines the lyric verse of Peter Sacks and Donald Revell. Peter Gizzi introduces Aaron Kunin in the Poet’s Sampler. Poems by Rae Armantrout, Susan Davis, Emily Fragos, Brian Henry, Bill Knott, and Timothy Liu.

War and Democracy
 
Don’t expect democracy in Iraq
John W. Dower
 
Syria has been opening up. A war will shut it down
Helena Cobban
 
Partition, Cold War, and the conflict in Kashmir
Uday Singh Mehta
 
The problem with Bush’s “preemptive” war doctrine
Neta C. Crawford
 
Fiction
 
Diane Williams
 
Diane Williams
 
New Fiction Forum
 
French literature out of touch with social realities 
Patrick Erouart-Siad
 
The New Yorker editor who became his own best charge
James Campbell
 
Nonfiction Reviews
 
Debating humanitarian intervention
Carroll Bogert
 
Lessons from grass-roots organizing
Archon Fung
 

 

Poetry Reviews
 
The lyric poetry of Peter Sacks and Donald Revell
Tod Marshall
 
Dean Young’s Skid
Sarah Manguso
 
John Yau’s Borrowed Love Poems
Thomas Fink
 
Carl Phillips’s Rock Harbor
James Longenbach
 
 
Poetry
 
Introduced by Peter Gizzi
 
Rae Armantrout
 
Rae Armantrout
 
Susan Davis
 
Emily Fragos
 
Brian Henry
 
Bill Knott
 
Bill Knott
 
Timothy Liu
 
Timothy Liu

 
On Film
 
Reconsidering The Battle of Algiers
Alan A. Stone

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