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July/August 2013

Beyond Blame

Barbara H. Fried leads a forum on blame, moral philosophy, and public philosophy with replies from Paul Bloom, Brian Leiter, T. M. Scanlon, and others. Plus, Vivian Gornick on Albert Camus; Calvin Bedient defends “heart” poetry against “head” poetry, and more.



Beyond Blame

Barbara H. Fried — with responses from:


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen


State of the Nation: Ages and Wages
Gary Burtless
High in Uruguay
Michelle García
Made in America: Extremely Local
Claude S. Fischer
Karlan’s Court: The Constitution Without the Court
Pamela S. Karlan


Twelve Absent Men: Rebuilding the American Jury
Albert W. Dzur

Private Life

The Book: Finding Nazi Loot
Karin Andert and Niko Kohls


Books & Ideas

The Republic of Choosing: A Behaviorist Goes to Washington
William H. Simon
Empire’s Wasteland: Camus’s Algerian Chronicles
Vivian Gornick
Debts: In Peter Stamm’s World, We All Have Them
Roger Boylan

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Jessica Laser, introduced by Mark Levine
Against Conceptualism: Defending the Poetry of Affect
Calvin Bedient

On Film

The Greater Gatsby: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby
Alan A. Stone



Aubade and Aubade
Joanna Klink
Jennifer Kronovet
Here in the Birthplace of Cilantro and Divide and Conquer Algorithm for the Pacifist
Jeff Encke
Christopher Phelps
Samde-Day Resolution
Trey Moody
Claire Sylvester Smith
Celebrity Dream Poems
Noah Falck

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