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Big Pharma, Bad Medicine

Marcia Angell leads a forum on how corporate dollars corrupt medical research and education; Adriane Fugh-Berman, David Korn, Emma D’Arcy, David Bollier, and others respond. Plus, Tara McKelvey on Obama’s goal of eliminating nuclear weapons, Luis Fernando Medina on Colombian democracy imperiled by violence, and more.

 

 

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Big Pharma, Bad Medicine: How corporate dollars corrupt research and education

Marcia Angell — with responses from:

ADRIANE FUGH-BERMAN, DAVID KORN, HOWARD BRODY, DAN W. BROCK, EMMA D’ARCY, SUZANNE GORDON, AND DAVID BOLLIER. FRANK BRITT AND MARISSA SELIGMAN CHALLENGE ANGELL’S CLAIMS.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Essays

State of the Nation: A Divisive Agenda
Stephen Ansolabehere
Unhealthy Opposition: The value of academic-industry relationships
Thomas P. Stossel
A New Start: >Prospects for Obama’s “global zero”
Tara McKelvey
Ending The Endless War: Will Colombia’s democracy survive the violence?
Luis Fernando Medina
Man of Principle: The Passions of Arthur Koestler
Roger Boylan
Dreaming of a Free Iran
Akbar Ganji
Speak, Memory: an digital storage remember for you?
Evgeny Morozov
Keynes, Recovered
Jonathan Kirshner

Fiction

Take the Child
Jess Row

On Film

Kingpin: Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Lynn Xu, introduced by Ben Lerner
Called Into Being: Charles Bernstein’s All the Whiskey in Heaven
Richard Deming
Slumming: Daniel Tiffany’s Infidel Poetics

Joyelle McSweeney

The Other Mother Tongue: Jeet Thayil’s The Bloodaxe Book of Indian Poets

Michael Scharf

“Discovery” Poetry Contest
Chelsea Jennings, Brandon Kreitler, Tanya Olson, and Camille Rankine
Microreviews

Poems

from Anoikis
Christine Garren
After Visiting Hours
Leon Weinmann
Crows, Too, Have a Means of Purring
Anthony Madrid
They have Built a Public Fountain
Anthony Madrid
Good Girls/Bad Girls
Judy Smith McDonough
The Meadow
Tadeusz Dąbrowski, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
The Fourfold
Tadeusz Dąbrowski, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Thou
Patty Seyburn
New Year’s Resolution
Jennifer Banks
The Pursuit
Mark DeCarteret

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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