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January/February 2012

Michael C. Dawson leads the forum on the future of black politics, with responses from William Julius Wilson, Andra Gillespie, Rev. Patrick H. O’Connor, Jennifer L. Hochschild, and others. Danelle Morton tells the stories of young drifters who died in a New Orleans warehouse fire; in Brazil, everyone studies philosophy; a poem by John Ashbery.

 

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Forum 

The Future of Black Politics 

Michael C. Dawson — with responses from:

WILLIAM JULIUS WILSON, ANDRA GILLESPIE, TOMMIE SHELBY, REV. PATRICK H. O’CONNOR, JENNIFER L. HOCHSCHILD, LANI GUNIER AND GERALD TORRES, DORIAN T. WARREN, AND ROBIN D. G. KELLEY.


Foundations

The Brown Majority
Stephen Ansolabehere
Outing Iran
David William Turner
Poetry Fights Back
Shaheen Buneri
Karlan’s Court: Big Brother Buys a GPS
Pamela S. Karlan

Special Report

A World on Fire: Life and Death in a New Orleans Squat
Danelle Morton

Books & Ideas

Citizen Philosophers: Teaching Justice in Brazil
Carlos Fraenkel
Cheating Death: Philosophers Ponder the Afterlife
Alex Byrne
Not So Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Steven Pinker’s Good News
Claude S. Fischer
No Parties, No Banners: The Spanish Experiment with Direct Democracy
Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

Fiction

Summer of ’76
Phyllis Alexander

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler

Iris Cushing, introduced by Katy Lederer

The Suffering World: Poets Grieve
Katie Peterson
All Together Now: How Description Fosters Connection
Siobhan Phillips

On Film

An Acquired Taste: Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin
Alan A. Stone

 

Poems

The Bicameral Eyeball
John Ashbery
The Sound of It, Spring
Elizabeth Gramm
Some Novelties of Stagecraft
Matthew Gagnon
Toxic Assets
Sam Witt
Ambiguous Origins
Jack Boettcher
Boat
Spencer Short
[Ill Wind]
Jesse Lichtenstein
The State of Utah is Shaped like a Glove
Alina Gregorian
Dear Day,
Catherine Pierce

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