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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; 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.

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
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
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
Sophie Cabot Black
Devin Johnston
Introduced by Matthew Rohrer
Ida McCall
Paul Naylor
Paul Naylor
Bin Ramke
Arthur Rimbaud
Sam White

On Film
Catherine Hardwicke’s Thirteen
Alan A. Stone

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