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January/February 2014

What Killed Egyptian Democracy? 

Mohammad Fadel leads a forum on the failure of the Egyptian democracy, with replies from Ellis Goldberg, Micheline Ishay, Andrew F. March, Akbar Ganji, and others. Plus, writing from Mark Johnston, Katie Cella, Robin West, and more.



What Killed Egyptian Democracy? 

Mohammad Fadel — with responses from:


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen


State of the Nation: Who’s Hot?
John Sides and Michael Tesler
Made in America: Libertarianism Is Very Strange
Claude S. Fischer
Holly Pekowsky

Books & Ideas

An America That Never Was: Norman Rockwell’s Vision
Elizabeth Hand
Is Life a Ponzi Scheme? Samuel Scheffler’s Death and the Afterlife
Mark Johnston
Schools and Citizens: Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error
Robin West
Who Wants to Be Human? Gregory Berns’s How Dogs Love Us
Colin Dayan
Lost Radicals: Michael C. Dawson’s Blacks In and Out of the Left
Eric Mann

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Maud Poole, introduced by Cate Marvin
Sieves of Consciousness: Mary Ruefle’s Trances of the Blast
B.K. Fischer
New books by Matthew Rohrer, Martha Ronk, Amy King, Adam Fitzgerald, and Brenda Shaughnessy.

On Film

Forgetting the Holocaust: Brian Percival’s The Book Thief
Alan A. Stone


From the First Book of Far Away
Eileen G’Sell
Letter from the Ice Field, December
Sara Eliza Johnson
Josh Kalscheur
Vaulted Forms
Adam Fagin
The Mother’s Song
Henry Israeli
Wolf Cento
Simone Muench
Palisades Kepler
Mary Margaret Alvarado
Sonnet for My Son
Henk Rossouw

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