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May/June 2009

The Case for Amnesty

Joseph H. Carens leads a forum on immigration, with responses from T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Mae M. Ngai, and Douglas S. Massey. Plus, James Forman, Jr. on the boundaries of school reform; Dean Baker on health care economics, and more.

 

 

Forum 

The Case for Amnesty 

Joseph H. Carens — with responses from:

T. ALEXANDER ALEINIKOFF, MAE M. NGAI, PETER H. SCHUCK, ARASH ABIZADEH, CAROL M. SWAIN, GARA LAMARCHE, DOUGLAS S. MASSEY, GERALD L. NEUMAN, RAINER BAUBÖCK, MARY LYNDON SHANLEY, LINDA BOSNIAK, ROGERS M. SMITH, EAMONN CALLAN, JEAN BETHKE ELSHTAIN, MARC R. ROSENBLUM, ROBERTO SURO, AND A RESPONSE FROM JOSEPH H. CARENS.


Essays

State of the Nation: Anti-Semitism and the Economic Crisis
Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit
Malpractice
Dean Baker
No Ordinary Success: The boundaries of school reform
James Forman, Jr.
Accidental Billionaire
Claude S. Fischer
God’s Work: What can faith-based activism do for labor?
Nancy MacLean

Fiction

House of Men
Shivani Manghnani

On Film

Purple Gaze: José Luis Guerín’s In the City of Sylvia
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Marsha Pomerantz, introduced by Daniel Bosch
The New Thing: The object lessons of recent American poetry
Stephen Burt
Boston Review / “Discovery”  Contest
The winners of the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center contest for emerging poets
The Fetch: Ciaran Carson’s For All We Know
Piotr Florczyk

Poems

[It’s not true that the world is an unending return]
Tadeusz Dąbrowski (translated by Jennifer Carter-Zielińska)
After Wang Ximeng’s Blue and Green Horizontal Landscape Scroll, A Thousand Miles of Rivers and Mountains
Xi Chuan (translated by Arthur Sze)
Mayflower Compact
Mark Walston
Cotton Mather Preaches on Satan
Mark Walston
Homecoming Dance
Jess Sauer
Evaporation 2
Forrest Gander
The Red Cipher
Craig Morgan Teicher
Diabolus in Musica
Christina Mengert
Antietam Primer
Mary Pinard

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