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January/February 2007

Can We Stop Global Warming?

Kerry Emanuel leads a forum on climate change; responses and proposals for action from Nicholas Stern, David G. Victor, Judy Layzer and others. Lawrence Rosen revisits Edward Said’s critique of Orientalism; Vivian Gornick discusses reading H. G. Wells; Maureen McLane on the sex-ed wars; new poems by John Ashbery.

 

 

Forum 

Can We Stop Global Warming?

KERRY EMANUEL

WITH RESPONSES FROM NICHOLAS STERN; DAVID G. VICTOR AND DANNY CULLENWARD; KIRSTEN OLESON AND CHANDRA SHEKHAR SINHA; JEFFREY LOGAN, JOANNA LEWIS, AND MICHAEL B. CUMMINGS; AND JUDY LAYZER AND WILLIAM MOOMAW.

Essays

Inside the Madrasa

A personal history
Ebrahim Moosa

Truth, Lies, and Accountability
In search of justice in East Timor
Joseph Nevins
The Beginning of Wisdom
On reading H.G. Wells
Vivian Gornick
The Crucible
What’s at stake in the sex-ed wars
Maureen N. McLane
Orientalism Revisited
Edward Said’s unfinished critique
Lawrence Rosen
The Quiet Man
On John McGahern
Roger Boylan

Fiction

Holyoke, Mass.: An Ethnography
Ivelisse Rodriguez

On Film

Good Will
Mark Forster’s Stranger than Fiction
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Introduced by Matthea Harvey
Jynne Dilling Martin
Last Laughs
Kenneth Koch’s Collected Poems and Collected Fiction
Tanya Larkin
Whole New World
Alice Notley’s Grave of Light
Brian Teare
Bewitched
Harryette Muellen’s Recyclopedia
Joyelle McSweeney
Microreviews
Brian Henry

Poems

Cymbalta
Stephanie Cleveland
Youth is Not Absolution for Treachery; It is a Morning Star of Some Kind
Travis Nichols
The Eden Archives
John Isles
They Are Still Rather Lovely
John Ashbery
Streakiness
John Ashbery
The Gift
James Longenbach
He Does an Act with Colored Cards
Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle
Hydrosaurus
Rebecca Reynolds
Car Rolls Off Clay
Erica Bernheim

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