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In the National Interest

Stephen M. Walt leads a forum on American foreign policy with responses from Richard Falk, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Naomi Chazan, and others; Neta C. Crawford on the lasting policy distortions of the Cold War; Deborah Stone discusses the language of torture; poems by Honor Moore and James Longenbach.

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Forum 

A grand new strategy for American foreign policy 

STEPHEN M. WALT

WITH RESPONSES BY RICHARD FALK, JOSEPH S. NYE, JR., ERVAND ABRAHAMIAN, KHALIL SHIKAKI, NAOMI CHAZAN, ROBERT VICKERS JR., MAHMOUD MANDANI, JOHN TIRMAN, IVO DAALDER AND JAMES LINDSAY, MARY KALDOR, AND ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER. RESPONSE BY STEPHEN M. WALT.

Essays

Hungry for Air
Learning the language of torture
Deborah Stone
The Blemish of Conquest
Moshe Dayan questioned American goals in Vietnam. What would he say about Iraq?
Martin van Creveld
The Good Empire
Should we pick up where the British left off?
Vivek Chibber
Cold War Casualties
How our claim of victory distorts American foreign policy
Neta C. Crawford
American Soup
Are we all Anglo-Protestants?
Claudio Lomnitz
Truth in Numbers
Moral values and the gay-marriage backlash did not help Bush
Stephen Ansolabehere and Charles Stewart III
New Jews from the Old Country
David Bezmosgis, Gary Shteyngart, and others
Val Vinokur
Longing for God
On writing Milk
Darcey Steinke

Fiction

My Good Man
Eric Gansworth

On Film

For God and Country
Two versions of Henry V
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Strange Relations
Jesse Ball’s March Book, Spencer Reece’s The Clerk’s Tale, and Srikanth Reddy’s Facts for Visitors
DeSales Harrison
An Unillusioned Life
Donald Justice’s Collected Poems
Stephen Burt
The Ethics of Language
Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
Alan Gilbert
Microreviews

Poems

Poet’s Sampler
Introduced by Lisa Jarnot
Stacy Szymaszek
Sunday Afternoon
Stephen Berg
Cloud of Witnesses
G.C. Waldrep
Corridor
Honor Moore
Disparu
Honor Moore
No Dream
James Longenbach
Love Poem
Danielle Pieratti
saints & or: notes in the form of sonnets (millay effects)
Michael Farrell

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