Help Us Stay Paywall-Free

Democracy depends on the free exchange of ideas. Help sustain it with a tax-deductible donation today.

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.

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

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

Boston Review is nonprofit and reader funded.

We believe in the power of collective reasoning and imagination to create a more just world. That’s why we’re committed to keeping our website free and open to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. But we can’t do it without the financial support of our readers.

Help sustain a public space for collective reasoning and imagination, without ads or paywalls:

Become a supporting reader today.

Sign Up for Our

Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox. Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter, Monthly Roundup, and event notifications.

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

Become a member and get it as your first issue.

Our new issue asks what a just state would look like and how to get there.

Become a member to get it as your first issue!