September/October 2015

40th Anniversary Issue

Subscribe to our print issue to read a selection from our archive featuring Cornel West, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Richard Freeman, Martha C. Nussbaum, Deborah Maier, Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi, Elaine Scarry, Glenn C. Loury, Evgeny Morozov, Nancy Cott, and Noam Chomsky.

Anxieties of Democracy

Ira Katznelson debates

Larry Kramer, Hélène Landemore, David M. Kennedy, Michael Gecan, Mark Schmitt, Martin O’Neill, Rick Perlstein, Nadia Urbinati, Mohammad Fadel, Melissa S. Williams, Michael C. Dawson, Alex Gourevitch, and Richard Trumka.


Editors' Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen


Dispatch: Sandy Speaks
Debbie Nathan
Made in America: Just Deserts
Claude Fischer
Wonders: CRISPR: The Latest Biotech Hype
Anne Fausto-Sterling
Perspective: The Eternal Return of the Christian Nation
Richard White


Cheapest Solutions
Dini Parayitam

Books & Ideas

The Passion of Ellen Willis
Judith Levine
Finding Your Way Home
Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor's Retrieving Realism
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Feeling into Action
Lori Gruen's Entangled Empathy
Colin Dayan
Half a Loaf
In Israel and Palestine, Two States Are Still Better Than One 
Assaf Sharon
Hail to the Pencil Pusher
American Bureaucracy's Long and Useful History
Mike Konczal

On Poetry

Poet's Sampler

Max Ritvo introduced by Lucie Brock-Broido

John Clare's Heirs
The Enduring Reach of a Rural Poet
Stephen Burt
Little Gods
Fanny Howe's Second Childhood
Heather Treseler

Microreviews of Garments Against Women by Anne Boyer, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay, The Green Ray by Corina Copp, The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom, and The Sonnets by Sandra Simonds. 

On Film

Park That Lark
Michael Almereyda's Cymbeline
Alan A. Stone


Reading to My Father
Jorie Graham
Those Absurd Notes
Cecilia Vicuña, translated by Rosa Alcalá
Barnum and Bosch (2)
John Yau
Linnaeus Town
Anne Carson
End Credits (Friends)
D. A. Powell
Primo Levi, translated by Jonathan Galassi
What Kind
Maggie Nelson
Washington Square Park
Major Jackson
Ancient Combatant
Charles Simic
Insofarian Regress
Nathaniel Mackey
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