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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
 
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
 
 
Poetry
 
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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