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
 

Foundations

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


Fiction

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
 


Poems

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
 
Agave
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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