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July/August 2015

Peter Singer leads the forum on the logic of effective altruism. Daron Acemoglu, Angus Deaton, Paul Brest, Larissa MacFarquhar, and others respond. Plus: Stephen Steinberg on the Moynihan Report at 50; Claude Fischer writes about the problem with David Brooks; Vivian Gornick reviews Susan Neiman’s Why Grow Up?; and essays on Mary Jo Bang and Fred Moten.

 

Forum 

The Logic of Effective Altruism

PETER SINGER DEBATES

DARON ACEMOGLU, EMMA SAUNDERS-HASTINGS, ANGUS DEATON, ROB REICH, JENNIFER RUBENSTEIN, PAUL BREST, LARISSA MACFARQUHAR, IASON GABRIEL, LEILA JANAH, ANDRÁS MIKLÓS, AND CATHERINE TUMBER.


Editors’ Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

Dispatch: Beaches and Bombs
Sarah Hill
Perspective: One Nation Under God
Laura Premack

Books & Ideas

Your Own Worst Enemy: Susan Neiman’s Why Grow Up?
Vivian Gornick
A Science of Literature
Ben Merriman

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler

Meg Freitag introduced by Lisa Olstein

Keepers of History: Mary Jo Bang’s The Last Two Seconds
Elizabeth Metzger
Work This Thing: Fred Moten’s The Little Edges and The Feel Trio
Elizabeth Willis
Microreviews
Dan Beachy-Quick, Tatsumi Hijikata, and more

On Film

Can She Act? Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria
Alan A. Stone

Poems

My Word
Robyn Schiff
Devouring Each Other
Christopher Kondrich
Morning Lasso
Rebecca Lehmann
Untitled (Dream with Red Splash) and L’Enfant du Paradis
Susan Mitchell
And Then and Then and Then
Catie Rosemurgy
Arbiter
John Kinsella
Shank of the Day: An Epithalamion
Rachel Galvin
In a Peaceful Place
Andrew Allport
Suspicious Duffel Bag, LSA Anaconda
Hugh Martin
Transmission
Dore Kiesselbach
Loops of the Perforce
Ryan Flaherty
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