September/October 2014

Against Empathy

Paul Bloom

With responses from Leslie Jamison, Peter Singer, Leonardo Christov-Moore and Marco Iacoboni, Jack W. Berry and Lynn E. O'Connor, Barbara H. Fried, Simon Baron-Cohen, Marianne LaFrance, Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, Nomy Arpaly, Sam Harris, Christine Montross, and Jesse Prinz.

 

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen
 

 

Foundations

State of the Nation: Marriage Won't Cure Poverty
Philip N. Cohen
 
Dispatch: The Haifa Mob
Noam Chayut
 
Perspective: The Good in Standardized Tests
Lelac Almagor
 
Made in America: Do Ideas Matter?
Claude S. Fischer
 
Wonders: The Evidence of Memory
Anne Fausto-Sterling

 

Context

Syria in Revolt
Understanding the Unthinkable War
Sadik J. al-Azm

 

Fiction

Any Further West
Kali Fajardo-Anstine
 

Books & Ideas

God's Country
John Demos's The Heathen School
Richard White
 
Baby, Take a Bow
Shirley Temple and the Myth of Childhood Innocence
Judith Levine
 
Rethinking Privacy
William H. Simon
 

On Poetry

Poet's Sampler
Ocean Vuong introduced by Amy King
 
How to Give a Damn
Ann Lauterbach's Under the Sign
Jo Ann Clark
 
Dear Friend,
The Letters of Amiri Baraka, Robert Creeley, and Ed Dorn
Alan Gilbert
 
Microreviews
New books by Kristina Marie Darling and Carol Guess, Gillian Conoley, Rachel Zucker, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, and Frances Justine Post.
 

On Film

Submitting to Truth
Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida
Alan A. Stone
 

Poems

Overtaking
Sean Zhuraw
 
Olfactory Cues
Martha Zweig
 
Hart Crane in LA, 1927
Peter Balakian
 
A Cold Hand Draws the Covers Over the Moon
Larry Sawyer
 
One Size Fits All and Then Some
Jeff Alessandrelli
 
Veer, Oscillate, Rest
Carrie Etter
 
Curio
Meghan Privitello
 
Epic Hour
Sherod Santos
 
Gedankenexperiment
Sean Bishop
 
 
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