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April/May 1994

Wasting Billions

Randall Forsberg on military spending, Alexei Arbatov’s “Russian Security or NATO Expansion?”, Susan Strong’s “The Business of Peace.” Also: George Packer returns to Togo in “An Intervention,” Jonathan Fox finds “The Roots of Chiapas,” Alan Stone reviews The Remains of the Day, Daniel Golden’s essay on mega-money fiction, poetry by Gary Soto, and more.

Cooperative Security: The Military Problem

Wasting Billions
Randall Forsberg

Russian Security or NATO Expansion?
Alexei Arbatov

The Business of Peace
Susan C. Strong


I Go
Ramā Ghosh, translated by Carolyne Wright with Pāramitā Banerjee

Poet’s Sampler
Rosanna Warren introduces Linda Gregerson

An Intervention
George Packer

Three Mothers
Elizabeth Graver

The Roots of Chiapas
Jonathan Fox

Human, All-Too-Human
Alan A. Stone

Everything Twice
Gary Soto


Mega-Money Fiction

A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
Daniel Goldkin

The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom
Matthew Kopka

The Fermata by Nicholson Baker
Kerry Fried

Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
Tracy Cochran


Poetry Reviews

Psalms by April Bernard
Carol Moldaw

Dwelling Places by David Ferry
Harry Thomas


Montpeyroux
Sue Standing


Readers’ Forum

More on “The Last Days of Bosnia?”: Letters from Branka Magas, Randolph Ryan, Ivo Banac, Lawrence Lifschultz, and Rabia Ali

More on “Reinventing the Welfare State”: Letters from Frances Fox Piven, Lawrence Mead, and Nancy Fraser

On Haiti: An Open Letter to President Clinton

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