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January/February 2011

“Back to Full Employment”: a forum led by Robert PollinJames K. GalbraithLane KenworthyEileen AppelbaumMichael J. Piore, and others respond.

Joseph Nevins on drones coming to your neighborhood; Vivian Gornick on Israeli writer David Grossman; Stephen Burt on whether autobiography makes good poetry; Nancy Cott on what the history of marriage tells us.

 

Forum 

Back To Full Employment

Robert Pollin — with responses from:

JAMES K. GALBRAITH, ANDREW P. MORRIS & ROGER E. MEINERS, LANE KENWORTHY, JAYATI GHOSH, EILEEN APPELBAUM, MICHAEL J. PIORE, REIHAN SALAM, AND RUY TEIXEIRA.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Unsafe Seats
Stephen Ansolabehere
State of the Nation: The Heinrich Maneuver
Andrew Schrank
The Wrong Crisis: The FCIC Forgets the Housing Bubble
Dean Baker
Poor Reason: Culture Still Doesn’t Explain Poverty
Stephen Steinberg
Dispatch: Legerdemath
Omar Rosen
Dispatch: Heckuva Job
Richard Newsom
Karlan’s Court: Ten Years After
Pamela S. Karlan

Investigation

Robocop: Drones at Home
Joseph Nevins

Context

No Objections: What History Tells Us About Remaking Marriage
Nancy F. Cott

Books & Ideas

Saving Souls: David Grossman’s Article of Faith
Vivian Gornick
Harm’s Way: Understanding Race and Punishment
James Forman, Jr.
Business as Usual: The Next Wall Street Collapse
Jonathan Kirshner
Song of Solomon Transformed my Life
Dave Eggers interviews Junot Diaz

Fiction

Guinea Pig
Charles Johnson

On Film

Forgiving Woody: Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Monica Mody, introduced by Joyelle McSweeney
Our Poems, Ourselves: Does Autobiography Make Good Poetry?
Stephen Burt
Microreviews

Poems

invasion of the body snatchers
Nick Flynn
forgetting something
Nick Flynn
Nativity
Carolyn Forché
The Insentientist
Stephanie Adams-Santos
Poem In a Book That Was Never Opened
Timothy O’Keefe
My Daughter’s Body
Jennifer Franklin
Follow
Rae Gouirand
In Wind: Blunt: Closer
Rae Gouirand
Underlight
Aaron McCollough
Underlight
Aaron McCollough
Snow Globe With Frank O’Hara and Arboretum
Joni Wallace
Entrance Liturgy
Dawn Marie Knopf
Back When Post-War Vienna
Kyle Thompson

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