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November/December 2012

Mike Konczal leads a forum on debt relief, with responses from Dean Baker, Barbara Fried, and more; Martin O’Neill and Thad Williamson discuss the moral case for free markets; new poetry from John Ashbery, epic fiction from Ariel Dorfman. Plus, a special web only discussion on Chris Hedges‘s “War Is Betrayal”.

 

Forum 

Sweet Forgiveness 

Mike Konczal — with responses from:

DEAN BAKER, G. MARCUS COLE, TAMARA DRAUT, LOUIS HYMAN, JACOB S. HACKER AND NATHANIEL LOEWENTHEIL, MARK A. CALABRIA, ROBERT S. HOCKETT, AND BARBARA H. FRIED.

Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

State of the Nation

Big Organic
Wenonah Hauter

Essays

Hosts
Matthew Fishbane
Dragon’s Blood
Sidney M. Mintz
Happiness Policy
Claude S. Fischer
Contempt of Court
Pamela S. Karlan
Discussion: War Is Betrayal, Redux
Chris Hedges, Roy Scranton, Chris Lombardi, William Treseder, and Joyce Goldberg
Beyond the Welfare State
Martin O’Neill and Thad Williamson
Fighting over the Same Ground
an interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Making Elections Fairer
an interview with Archon Fung
How Not to Talk about Gaza
Colin Dayan

Books & Ideas

Remarkable Facts: Ending Science as We Know It
Elliott Sober
A March to the Grave: Joseph Roth and the End of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Roger Boylan
To Be Fair: Is there a Moral Case for Free Markets?
Martin O’Neill and Thad Williamson

Fiction

It’s a Small World
Ariel Dorfman

On Poetry

Poetry Contest Winner — Selected by Matthea Harvey
Sarah Crossland
The Suffering of Others: Jorie Graham’s PLACE
David Micah Greenberg
Echoes: I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women
Lindsay Turner

On Film

Black Like Me: Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan’s 2016: Obama’s America
Alan A. Stone

 

Poems

Poem Beginning with a Line from Gammer Gurton’s Needle
John Ashbery
Recent History
John Ashbery
On Ninjas
Jane Yeh
Station
Andrew Zawacki
Andrew Zawacki
No Sky
Martha Ronk
To the Shopping Mall
Vincent Guerra
A Parable
Anna Maria Hong
Poem for Four Years
Daniel Schoonebeek, introduced by Timothy Donnelly
Poet’s Sampler
Grant Souders, introduced by Dan Beachy-Quick
 

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