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April/May 2000

Lawrence Wittner, Vadislav Zubok, Jonathan Schell, Sergey Rogov, and Randall Forsberg on nuclear disamarment. Martha Nussbaum on feminism and privacy. John Alcock on what Stephen Jay Gould gets wrong about the evolution of behavior. Tom Bissell on why literary success is a matter of chance, not destiny; Jill Eisenstadt on Joyce Carol Oates's Marilyn Monroe. Plus, Richard Howard reviews Heather McHugh; fiction by Jarda Cervenka, poetry by Charles Simic and Charles Bernstein, and more.

 

The Nuclear Danger and How to Stop It
 
How the Nuclear Freeze movement forced Reagan to make progress on arms control
Lawrence S. Wittner
 
How the Soviet leader became a nuclear abolitionist
Vladislav M. Zubo
 
Did the end of the Cold War mean the end of arms control?
Jonathan Schell
 
To reduce the nuclear danger, we must modernize arms control
Sergey Rogov
 
What can we do to prevent a nuclear catastrophe?
Randall Forsberg
 
Essays
 
Stephen Jay Gould is wrong about evolution
John Alcock
 
What the Indian constitutional tradition can teach about sex equality
Martha Nussbaum
 
Fiction
 
Jarda Cervenka
 
New Fiction Forum
 
Why literary success is a product of chance, not destiny
Tom Bissell
 
Peter Gadol, Light at Dusk and Robert C.S. Downs, The Fifth Season
Randall Curb
 
Jill Eisenstadt
 
Roger Boylan
 
Lucinda Rosenfeld

 

 

Reviews
 
Richard Howard
 
Donald Revell
 
Barbara Fischer
 
Brian Lennon
 
 
 
Poetry
 
Introduced by Allen Grossman
 
Elizabeth Alexander
 
Charles Simic
 
Gillian Conole
 
Cort Day
 
Cort Day
 
Charles Bernstein
 
Kathleen McGookey
 
Darryl Phelps
 
Tomaž Šalamun

 
On Film
 
Julie Taymor's Titus
Alan A. Stone

 

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