May/June 2016

What Is Education For?

Danielle Allen debates

Deborah Meier, Carlos Fraenkel, Debra Satz, Michel DeGraff, Jeffrey Aaron Snyder, Lelac Almagor, Rob Reich, Lucas Stanczyk, and Clint Smith.


Editors’ Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen


Perspective: On Stone Mountain
Christopher Petrella
Made in America: Reversal of Fortune
Claude S. Fischer


Writing Human Rights
And Getting It Wrong
Alex de Waal


The Siege
Shruti Swamy

Books & Ideas

Rights vs. Duties
Reclaiming Civic Balance
Samuel Moyn
Holy Wars
Did Secularism Invent Religion?
James G. Chappel
Paul Park's Hidden Worlds
John Crowley

On Poetry

"Discovery" Contest Winners

Ryan Fox, Carlie Hoffman, Gaia Mukomolova, and Miller Oberman

Wear Your Wig
Terrance Hayes's How To Be Drawn
Christopher Spaide
Elusive Particles
Rae Armantrout's Itself
Lisa K. Perdigao
Microreviews of Johannes Göransson's The Sugar Book, Arielle Greenberg's Slice, Andrea Baker's Each Thing Unblurred Is Broken, Tonya M. Foster's A Swarm of Bees in High Court, and Shane McCrae's The Animal Too Big to Kill

On Film

Pilgrim's Progress
Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups
Alan A. Stone


Shūzō Takiguchi, translated by Yuki Tanaka and Mary Jo Bang
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Brenda Hillman
A Disservice
John Ashbery
Poem of My Humiliation
Erika L. Sánchez
To Tell of Bodies Changed to Different Forms
Jorie Graham
Animal Love
Ricardo Pau-Llosa
All articles from the issue will appear online.