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November/December 2007

Ahmadinejad's Iran

Abbas Milani and Akbar Ganji on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; William Hogeland explores the troubling embrace of Alexander Hamilton; Colin Dyan on prisoners' right to read.

A short story by Charles Johnson; Elizabeth Willis wins the tenth annual poetry contest; criticism by Reginald Shepherd; a poem by John Updike.

Ahmadinejad's Iran

Pious Populist
Abbas Milani
Half a Man
Akbar Ganji

 

Essays

Inventing Alexander Hamilton: The troubling embrace of the founder of American finance
William Hogeland
Words Behind Bars: Do prisoners have a right to read what they want?
Colin Dayan
Left Behind: Romanticizing Germany's urban guerillas
Paul Hockenos
Something for Myself: Haruki Murakami's strange world of hope
Catalina Holguín

 

Fiction

A Baby Is a Baby Is a Baby
Matthew Stuart
The Cynic
Charles Johnson

 

On Film

Making Monsters: Paul Haggis's In the Valley of Elah
Alan A. Stone

 

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Matthew Dickman, introduced by Major Jackson
Winner of the tenth annual Boston Reivew poetry contest
Elizabeth Willis, introduced by Susan Stewart
His Face in the Mirror: Zbigniew Herbert's Collected Poems: 1956–1998

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