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"Reinventing American Democracy": a forum with Ellen S. Miller, Ralph Nader, and Cass R. Sunstein. Also: Edward Field on "The Mystery of Alfred Chester," and Vivian Rothstein's "Notes from Vietnam." Plus fiction, poetry, Farah Jasmine Griffith on "Elaine Brown's Taste of Power" and much more.
Roundtable discussion: "After the Cold War: The North/South Divide," with Eqbal Ahmad, Jagat Metha, Alan K. Henrikson, Randall Forsberg; includes an interview with Ambassador Olara Otunnu by Joshua Cohen. Also: Mickey Davis on legal imperialism, and Alan Stone on The Crying Game. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
"The New Face of Unions": A discussion with Kris Rondeau, Joel Rogers, Charles Sabel and others. Also: Neil Gordon on the undeserved obscurity of John Fante's life and art, Mitchell Kapor's essay "Democracy and the New Information Highway," and Alan Stone on The Story Of Qiu Ju. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
"Humanitarian Intervention" with Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Diane F. Orentlicher, Carl Conetta, Charles Knight, and Robert Leavitt. Also: Vivian Rothstein asks "Is There a Right to be Homeless?" and Alan Stone on Un Coeur en Hiver. Plus fiction, poetry, reader's forum, book reviews and much more.
A debate: "Do Black Intellectuals have Special Obligations?" Glenn Loury laments "The Poverty of Reason," and Nancy Fraser discusses "Reinventing the Welfare State." Also: Rabia Ali and Lawrence Lifschlutz interview Ivo Banac in "The Last Days of Bosnia?" Svetlana Boym investigates Russian advertising in "A Strange Hybrid," and Alan Stone on The Piano. Plus fiction, poetry, book reviews and much more.
"Wasting Billions": Randall Forsberg on military spending, Alexei Arbatov's "Russian Security or NATO Expansion?", Susan Strong's "The Business of Peace." Also: George Packer returns to Togo in "An Intervention," Jonathan Fox finds "The Roots of Chiapas," and Alan Stone reviews The Remains of the Day. Plus fiction, poetry, Daniel Golden's essay on mega-money fiction, and much more.
"The New War on Poverty," with James Jennings, Shepard Barbash, Charlotte Kahn, and Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Also: Gerard Piel on the population explosion, Jack Spence searches for Sandinistas, and Alan Stone reviews Schindler's List. Plus fiction by Patricia Traxler, Andrew Klavan's "Shrieking of the Lambs," poetry, book reviews and much more.
Martha Nussbaum's "Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism," with responses by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Robert Pinsky, Judith Butler, David Strauss, Rachel Hadas, George Fletcher, Nathan Glazer, and many others– now a book published by Beacon Press. Plus poetry, book reviews, and much more.
"The Struggle for Racial Equality: 1964/1994," with Cynthia Silva Parker and Vivian Rothstein, including a discussion of the Boston Freedom Summer. Also: Alan Stone on Spike Lee's decline, fiction, poetry, Kerry Fried on lesbian fiction, and much more.