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Summer 2001

A debate on the Internet and democracy with Cass Sunstein, Jay Rosen, Simon Garfinkel, Michael Schudson, and others. John Tirman follows the political dreams of refugee communities. Stephen Burt surveys James Merrill’s poetry. Santiago Gamboa on Colombian crime fiction. Gopal Balakrishnan and William Scheuerman debate the meaning of Carl Schmitt’s legal theory, poetry by Peter Gizzi, Sam Truitt, and Lucie Brock-Broido; microreviews, and more.

 

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Is the Internet Bad for Democracy? 
THE DANGERS OF INFINITE PERSONALIZATION
CASS SUNSTEIN
RESPONSES FROM AY ROSEN, SIMON GARFINKEL, MICHAEL SCHUDSON, RONALD N. JACOBS, SHANTO IYENGAR, HENRY JENKINS AND ROBERT W. MCCHESNEY. CASS SUNSTEIN REPLIES.

Essays
Following the political dreams of refugee communities
John Tirman
James Merrill’s poetry of autobiography and social comedy
Stephen Burt
Fiction
Manuel Muñoz
Poetry
Introduced by C. D. Wright
Lisa Beskin
Liam Rector
Peter Gizzi
Harry Mathews
Corinna Vallianatos
Lucie Brock-Broido
Craig Dworkin
Peter Gizzi
On Film
How to ruin a Nabokov novel
Alan A. Stone
Exchange
Debating Carl Schmitt’s legal theory
Gopal Balakrishnan and William Scheuerman

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