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January/February 1993

Reviving American Politics: A Debate on the New Party

Joel Rogers on the New Party with responses by Robert L. Borosage, Steven J. Rosenstone, and Jerry Watts. Also: a forum on the responsibility of intellectuals with Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates, bell hooks, Margaret Burnham, and others, Robert Pinsky’s translation of Dante, and more.

Editor’s Note

Around Town: Inside Four Corners
Teny O. Gross


Reviving American Politics: A Debate on the New Party
Joel Rogers with responses by Robert Borosage, Steven Rosenstone, Jerry Watts, and Elaine Bernard. Rogers replies.


Carpentry
Scott Anderson

Poet’s Sampler
Robert Creeley introduces Linda Zisquit

Commonplace Books
Linda Ty-Casper

Dante’s Canto XIII: The Woods of the Suicides
Translated and introduced by Robert Pinsky

On the Responsibility of Intellectuals
Margaret Burnham, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., bell hooks, Glenn Loury, Eugene Rivers, Cornel West, and Anthony Appiah

Today, Accidentally
Imre Oravecz, translated by Bruce Berlind

Fidelity
Susan Moon

Poet’s Sampler
Donald Hall introduces Cynthia Huntington


Brief Reviews

Fiela’s Story by Dalene Mathee
Peter Anderson

Goodnight Gracie by Lloyd Schwartz
David Gewanter

Siren Songs & Classical Illusions by Jascha Kessler
David Gullete

Tasker Street by Mark Halliday
Fred Marchant

The North China Lover by Marguerite Duras, translated by Leigh Hafrey
Melanie Rae Thon

City River of Voices edited by Denise Bergman
Kate Rushin

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