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April/May 1999

When Rights Are Wrong

Debate on Tracey L. Meares and Dan Kahan’s essay on the role of rights in policing poor neighborhoods, with responses by Alan Dershowitz, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Carol Steiker, Wesley Skogan, and others. An interview with Rev. Eugene Rivers III; Russell Jacoby on the aesthetic pose and political thought, and more.

 

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When Rights Are Wrong
THE PARADOX OF PRIVACY RIGHTS IN CHICAGO PUBLIC HOUSING
TRACEY L. MEARES AND DAN M. KAHAN
RESPONSES FROM ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ, JEAN BETHKE ELSHTAIN, JOEL F. HANDLER, CAROL S. STEIKER, WESLEY G. SKOGAN, MARGARET A. BURNHAM, FRANKLIN E. ZIMRING, JEREMY WALDRON, BERNARD E. HARCOURT, ANTHONY PAUL FARLEY, AND RICHARD H. PILDES. MEARES AND KAHAN REPLY.

Interview

Rev. Eugene Rivers III talks to Eva Thorne

Essays

How the aesthetic pose crippled political thought
Russell Jacoby
A personal history of two Germanies
Vivian Rothstein
Understanding the South Beach Effect
Neil Shister
Fiction
Elisha Porat
Poetry
Introduced by Charles Bernstein
Lee Upton
D. A. Powell
Calvin Bedient
Agha Shahid Ali
Robert Lietz
Brenda Hillman
Allen Grossman
On Film
Roberto Benigni’s Life Is Beautiful
Alan A. Stone

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