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From 1994: the importance of recognizing common humanity over national borders
Martha C. Nussbaum
The perfection and grace of baseball
Global warmings effects in the North Atlantic and beyond
The ideas that informed the current health care debate
The myth of overspending obscures the real problem
Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi
Myths of American exceptionalism
A tribute to Ireland and its masters of the ridiculous
On the public importance of private unions
Mary Lyndon Shanley
The romantic obsessions of Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras
On reading the Quranand misreading it.
Khaled Abou El Fadl
In Haiti, a militant, prophetic literature thrives alongside political disaster.
A translation of Dante
Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis on the failure of egalitarian
programs to appeal to our deeply held notions of fairness.
Envisioning a postCold War world in which major military conflict is eradicated
David Donnelly, Janice Fine, and Ellen S. Miller on campaign finance reform
Senator Russ Feingold responds.
Why the super-rich need to start paying
What our revulsion reveals about ourselves.
George Packer painfully discovers human frailties in Togo
Eugene Riverss appeal to African-American intellectuals, and a discussion with Kwame
Anthony Appiah, Margaret Burnham, Henry Louis Gates Jr., bell hooks, Glenn Loury, Cornel
West, and Rivers.
Sven Birkerts on the wide-ranging effects of electronic communication.
On the power of T. S. Eliot
The repression of Iranian women
An interview with Arthur Miller
James Carroll and Helen Epstein
Introduced by Allen Grossman
On the role of television in the modern literary imagination
A talk with Harold Bloom
Why we shouldn't fear images
Opening day, when hope springs eternal
Elizabeth Bishops collected poems
In his later years, Jorge Luis Borges transformed from invisible biographer into
unlikely spokesman for Argentinas military dictatorship.
Katherine Singer Kovacs
The author and poet on her creative process and the world that inspired
Gail Pool and Shirley Roses
In our first issue, Susan Sontag discusses the consequences of seeing through a