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July/August 2012

Martin Gilens leads the forum on money and political influence, with replies from Matthew Yglesias, Nancy Rosenblum, Barbara Sinclair, Senator Russ Feingold, and others. Chris Hedges on myths of war; Elaine Scarry argues that poetry changed the world; why Americans don’t take vacations; terror, power, and cruelty at Israeli checkpoints.

 

Forum 

Under the Influence

Martin Gilens — with responses from:

LARRY M. BARTELS, MATTHEW YGLESIAS, KAY LEHMAN SCHLOZMAN, MARK SCHMITT, NANCY L. ROSENBLUM, JOHN FEREJOHN, BARBARA SINCLAIR, RUSS FEINGOLD, ARCHON FUNG, AND MICHAEL GECAN.


The Fighting Mind

War Is Betrayal: Persistent Myths of Combat
Chris Hedges
The Checkpoint: Terror, Power, and Cruelty
Oded Na’aman

Foundations

State of the Nation: Know Where You Stand
Anthony Fowler and Michele Margolis
Dispatch: Juárez Rebounds…Sort Of
Sarah Hill
Made In America: The Leisure Gap
Claude S. Fischer
Karlan’s Court: Forty Years After Watergate
Pamela S. Karlan

Books & Ideas

Natural Woman: Why Motherhood Returned to the Center of Women’s lives
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
Forgetful Pleasures: Michel Houellebecq’s Exciting Tale of Boredom
Marta Figlerowicz

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