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; John Tirman on why humanitarian interventions have become military interventions. Gary Marcus on the adaptive nature of genes and what it means about the nature-nurture debate; Leo Marx on intellectuals and politics. Benjamin Paloff reviews Charles Simic. Poetry by Sophie Cabot Black, Brett Fletcher Lauer, and Arthur Rimbaud. Alan A. Stone on Thirteen.
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