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March/April 2012

David B. Grusky leads a forum on economic inequality, with replies from Mike Konczal, Shikha Dalmia, Ruy Texiera, and others. Madawi Al-Rasheed on the notable absence of an Arab Spring in Saudi Arabia; Bruce Western on why public safety doesn’t require more inmates. Plus, Jonathan Kirshner on the New Cinema of the 1970s.

 

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What to Do About Inequality

David B. Grusky — with responses from:

WITH RESPONSES FROM RICK PERLSTEIN; MIKE KONCZAL; SHIKHA DALMIA; RUY TEIXEIRA; THOMAS PIKETTY, EMMANUEL SAEZ, AND STEFANIE STANTCHEVA; BARBARA R. BERGMANN; NEIL MCCLUSKEY; SUSAN E. MAYER; ANNE L. ALSTOTT; AND GLENN C. LOURY.


Special Report

No Saudi Spring: Anatomy of a Failed Revolution
Madawi Al-Rasheed

Foundations

State of the Nation: Crime and Punishment
Bruce Western
Dispatch: Beautiful Resistance
Robin D. G. Kelley
Perspective: Friends and Dictators
Tara McKelvey
Karlan’s Court: What’s a Right Without a Remedy?
Pamela S. Karlan

Books & Ideas

Good Jobs: Three Reasons There Aren’t More
Paul Osterman
Back in Time: Julian Barnes Remembers
Roger Boylan
When Critics Mattered: Kael, Ebert, and ’70s Film
Jonathan Kirshner

Fiction

The Gulf
Tania James

On Film

The Cure: David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
David J. Daniels, introduced by Jennifer Grotz
Natural Experiments: Embracing Poetry’s Failure 
Christopher Schmidt
Microreviews

Poems

Cumulus
Margot Schilpp
Build a Wide Tomb for War Animals
Patricia Lockwood
Suicide Is Painless
Michael Robbins
Poem for Chris Brown After His Arrest
Greg Weiss
Poem for Rihanna after Chris Brown’s Arrest
Greg Weiss
True Figures
David Blair
Clairvoyance (Sunlight)
Melissa Kwasny
A. in May
Kathleen Ossip
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Kate Greenstreet

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