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Mothers Who Care Too Much

Nancy Hirschman leads a forum on the faults of “care feminisim”; Shannon Hayes, Robin West, Lisa Dodson, Melody Berger, and others respond. Plus, Sarah Hill on how Juárez became the world’s deadliest city; Evgeny Morozov on Clay Shirky’s pseudo-intellectual Internet salesmanship, and more.

 

 

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Mothers Who Care Too Much

Nancy J. Hirschmann — with responses from:

SHANNON HAYES, ROBIN WEST, LISA DODSON, MELODY BERGER, ANN FRIEDMAN, MONA HARRINGTON, LANE KENWORTHY, AND ANNE L. ALSTOTT.

Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Early and often
Stephen Ansolabehere and Eitan Hersh
Dispatch: The War for Drugs: How Juárez became the world’s deadliest city
Sarah Hill

Books & Ideas

Sharing Liberally: Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus
Evgeny Morozov
Clear and Hold: Roberta Brandes Gratz’s The Battle for Gotham
Casey Walker
Mind the Gap: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett’s The Spirit Level
Claude S. Fischer

Fiction

How Do I Explain? — The winner of Boston Review’s 17th annual fiction contest
Adam Sturtevant
Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders
Samuel R. Delany
The Gentleman Thief

Goli Taraghi, translated by Faridown Farrokh

On Film

Curtain Call: Marco Bellocchio’s Vincere
Alan A. Stone

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