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July/August 2015

The Logic of Effective Altruism

Peter Singer leads a forum on the logic of effective altruism. Daron Acemoglu, Angus Deaton, Paul Brest, Larissa MacFarquhar, and others respond. Plus: Stephen Steinberg, Claude Fischer, Vivian Gornick, and more.

 

Peter Singer leads the forum on the logic of effective altruism. Daron Acemoglu, Angus Deaton, Paul Brest, Larissa MacFarquhar, and others respond. Plus: Stephen Steinberg on the Moynihan Report at 50; Claude Fischer writes about the problem with David Brooks; Vivian Gornick reviews Susan Neiman’s Why Grow Up?; and essays on Mary Jo Bang and Fred Moten.

Forum 

The Logic of Effective Altruism

PETER SINGER DEBATES

DARON ACEMOGLU, EMMA SAUNDERS-HASTINGS, ANGUS DEATON, ROB REICH, JENNIFER RUBENSTEIN, PAUL BREST, LARISSA MACFARQUHAR, IASON GABRIEL, LEILA JANAH, ANDRÁS MIKLÓS, AND CATHERINE TUMBER.


Editors’ Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen
 

Foundations

Dispatch: Beaches and Bombs
Sarah Hill
Perspective: One Nation Under God
Laura Premack
 

Books & Ideas

Your Own Worst Enemy: Susan Neiman’s Why Grow Up?
Vivian Gornick
 
A Science of Literature
Ben Merriman
 
The Compassionate Traveler
Jessa Crispin
 

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler

Meg Freitag introduced by Lisa Olstein

Keepers of History: Mary Jo Bang’s The Last Two Seconds
Elizabeth Metzger
 
Work This Thing: Fred Moten’s The Little Edges and The Feel Trio
Elizabeth Willis
 
Microreviews
Dan Beachy-Quick, Tatsumi Hijikata, and more
 

On Film

Can She Act? Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria
Alan A. Stone
 

Poems

My Word
Robyn Schiff
 
Devouring Each Other
Christopher Kondrich
 
Morning Lasso
Rebecca Lehmann
 
Untitled (Dream with Red Splash) and L’Enfant du Paradis
Susan Mitchell
 
And Then and Then and Then
Catie Rosemurgy
 
Arbiter
John Kinsella
 
Shank of the Day: An Epithalamion
Rachel Galvin
 
In a Peaceful Place
Andrew Allport
 
Suspicious Duffel Bag, LSA Anaconda
Hugh Martin
 
Transmission
Dore Kiesselbach
 
Loops of the Perforce
Ryan Flaherty
 
 
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