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February/March 2003

War and Democracy with John W. Dower, Uday Singh Mehta, Helena Cobban, and Neta C. Crawford. Patrick Erouart-Siad rides finds French literature out of touch with social realities; James Campbell remembers legendary New Yorker editor Robert Maxwell. Alan A. Stone reconsiders The Battle of Algiers. Carroll Bogert looks at works on humanitarian intervention; Archon Fung searches for lessons from grass-roots organizing. Tod Marshall examines the lyric verse of Peter Sacks and Donald Revell. Peter Gizzi introduces Aaron Kunin in the Poet’s Sampler. Poems by Rae Armantrout, Susan Davis, Emily Fragos, Brian Henry, Bill Knott, and Timothy Liu.

War and Democracy
Don’t expect democracy in Iraq
John W. Dower
Syria has been opening up. A war will shut it down
Helena Cobban
Partition, Cold War, and the conflict in Kashmir
Uday Singh Mehta
The problem with Bush’s “preemptive” war doctrine
Neta C. Crawford
Diane Williams
Diane Williams
New Fiction Forum
French literature out of touch with social realities 
Patrick Erouart-Siad
The New Yorker editor who became his own best charge
James Campbell
Nonfiction Reviews
Debating humanitarian intervention
Carroll Bogert
Lessons from grass-roots organizing
Archon Fung


Poetry Reviews
The lyric poetry of Peter Sacks and Donald Revell
Tod Marshall
Dean Young’s Skid
Sarah Manguso
John Yau’s Borrowed Love Poems
Thomas Fink
Carl Phillips’s Rock Harbor
James Longenbach
Introduced by Peter Gizzi
Rae Armantrout
Rae Armantrout
Susan Davis
Emily Fragos
Brian Henry
Bill Knott
Bill Knott
Timothy Liu
Timothy Liu

On Film
Reconsidering The Battle of Algiers
Alan A. Stone

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