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April/May 2005

Albert J. Raboteau on Religion in American political and public life, Lew Daly on Bush’s faith-based initiative, Mike Gecan on Democrats’ perceived contempt for religion, Ari Lipman and Gary B. Nash on the dominance of evangelical Protestantism.

Adrienne Rich on June Jordan; Vivian Gornick on J. Robert Oppenheimer and Edward Teller; Poet’s Sampler from Dorothea Lasky; the winner of the 12th annual short story contest, Lisa Chipongian.

 

Forum 

The Believers
American Salvation

THE PLACE OF CHRISTIANITY IN PUBLIC LIFE
ALBERT J. RABOTEAU

Compassion Capital

BUSH’S FAITH-BASED INTIATIVE IS BIGGER THAN YOU THINK
LEW DALY

Taking Faith Seriously

CONTEMPT FOR RELIGION COSTS DEMOCRATS MORE THAN VOTES
MIKE GECAN

Losing Faith

THE DEMOCRATS CALLED, BUT THEY DIDN’T CALL BACK
ARI LIPMAN

Christ’s Militia

HOW EVANGELICAL PROTESTANTISM CAME TO DOMINATE AMERICAN RELIGION
GARY B. NASH


Essays

Is Snow White?
And other questions about reality and appearance
Alex Byrne
Hizbullah’s New Face
In search of a Muslim democracy
Helena Cobban
Robert Capa’s Hope
Capturing the good fight
Susie Linfield
Creator and Destroyer
A rivalry to end the world
Vivian Gornick

Fiction

Intramuros

Winner of the 12th annual short story contest
Lisa Chipongian

The Mark of Exile
On writing The Cigar Roller
Pablo Medina

On Film

Redeeming Shylock
Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

The Witness Takes a Stand
Remembering June Jordan
Adrienne Rich
Book of Storms
W.S. Graham’s New Collected Poems
Brian Kim Stefans

A State of Emergency
Jorie Graham’s Overlord
Calvin Bedient
Microreviews

Poems

Poet’s Sampler
Introduced by Joshua Beckman
Dorothea Lasky
The Premises of Grass
Eugene Ostashevsky
The Origin of the Specious
Eugene Ostashevsky
Pride
Sally Dawidoff
Underground Mausoleum
Kevin Prufer
RSVP
Debbie Kuan
The Ill-Tempered Clavier
Benjamin Paloff
Civic Pride
Sarah Manguso
Testament
Gustaf Sobin

from A Palace of Pearls
Jane Miller

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