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March/April 2013

What Are Foundations For?

Rob Reich on the role of foundations in a democracy, with replies from Paul Brest, Larry Kramer, Diane Ravitch, and others. Claude Fischer observes the end of the gender revolution; torture in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, and more.

 

 

Forum 

What Are Foundations For?

Rob Reich — with responses from:

STANLEY N. KATZ, DIANE RAVITCH, CHRISTOPHER J. COYNE, DEBORAH FUNG, PAUL BREST, RICK COHEN, TYLER COWEN, SEANA VALENTINE SHIFFRIN, PABLO EISENBERG, LARRY KRAMER, ERIC BEERBOHM, ROBERT K. ROSS, GARA LAMARCHE, AND EMMA SAUNDERS-HASTINGS.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

State of the Nation

Crossing the Line
Tanya Golash-Boza

Foundations

Left Behind
Gimena Sánchez
Made In America: Is the Gender Revolution Over?
Claude S. Fischer
Karlan’s Court: Gideon Turns 50
Pamela S. Karlan

Investigation

Who Shot Valerie Finley?
Beth Schwartzapfel

Context

Washed Away: Japan’s Atlantis
Stephen Phelan

Books & Ideas

The Cure for Loneliness
Vivian Gornick
Hard Money Man: Paul Volcker’s Economy
Jonathan Kirshner
Dance with Me: The Many Partners of Fred Astaire
Megan Pugh

Fiction

The Ghost of Berries
Joe Fassler

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Justin Wymer, introduced by Peter Sacks
Looting
Rachel Galvin
Pleasure Principle
David Gorin

On Film

The Price of Vengeance: Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty
Alan A. Stone

Poems

Eighth Stage of Love
Laura Van Prooyen
Color Theory
Stephen Burt
Butterfly with Parachute
Stephen Burt
Cinderella
Alfred Starr Hamilton
You
Malachi Black
Reality Check
David Lehman
Electric Fence
Tom Healy
The Coast of Apples
Lee Upton

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