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December 2003/January 2004

Rebuilding after Violence

Alex de Waal on Somalia and the failure of Operation Restore Hope; Helena Cobban on the catastrophic inefficiency of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; Ralph Cintron, Stevan Weine, and Ferid Agani on the enormous challenges of exporting democracy to Kosova, and more.

 

Rebuilding after Violence
The vanishing legacy of Operation Restore Hope
Alex de Waal
Can an international court deliver justice?
Helena Cobban
The UN and the rebuilding of Kosova
Ralph Cintron, Stevan Weine, and Ferid Agani
How military intervention became the norm
John Tirman
Essays
An intellectual project and a national ideal
Leo Marx
Why we’ve misunderstood the nature-nurture debate
Gary Marcus
Lessons from the California recall
Marc B. Haefele
Fiction
Arthur Musah
Nonfiction Reviews
David L. Ulin’s Writing Los Angeles
Scott Saul
Alan Wolfe’s An Intellectual in Public and Steven P. Dandaneau’s Taking It Big
John H. Summers
New Fiction Forum
Memories of a Greenwich Village bookstore
M. G. Stephens
Monica Ali’s Brick Lane
M. K. Chakrabarti
On writing The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad
Roger Boylan
Poetry Reviews
Susan Howe’s The Midnight
John Palattella
Charles Simic’s The Voice at 3:00 A.M.
Benjamin Paloff
Medbh McGuckian’s The Soldiers of Year II
Jenny Ludwig
On Film
Catherine Hardwicke’s Thirteen
Alan A. Stone

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