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November/December 2015

Paul Bloom leads a forum discussion on why we crave luxury goods. Martin O’Neill writes about what the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn means for the future of the Radical Left. Jenny Hendrix reviews Sven Birkerts’s new book on the perils of “smart” devices, and Nathan Robinson warns that bad forensic science is ruining criminal justice. Plus, Cathy Park Hong announces the winner of our annual poetry contest, Safiya Sinclair.

 

Forum 

The Lure of Luxury 

PAUL BLOOM DEBATES

SUSAN A. GELMAN, VIRGINIA POSTREL, SHAMUS KHAN, NICHOLAS A. CHRISTAKIS, DAVID CLOUTIER, DEBRA SATZ, BRUCE HOOD, JOEL M. PODOLNY, WILL WILKINSON, AND JUDITH LEVINE.


Editors’ Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

Dispatch: A Rock and a Hard Place
Umar Farooq
Wonders: “Female Viagra” Is No Feminist Triumph
Anne Fausto-Sterling
Perspective: The Refugee Crisis Is Here to Stay
Elizabeth Dunn

Context

Reliable Rebel: Jeremy Corbyn and the Revival of the Radical Left
Martin O’Neill

Private Life

Speaking in Tongues
Dave Byrne

 

Fiction

The Wheel
Samantha Leese

Books & Ideas

A Servant Heart: How Neoliberalism Came to Be
James Chappel
Ghost in the Machine: Sven Birkerts’s Changing the Subject
Jenny Hendrix
 
Forensic Pseudoscience: The Unheralded Crisis of Criminal Justice
Nathan Robinson
 

On Poetry

Eighteenth Annual Poetry Contest

Safiya Sinclair introduced by Cathy Park Hong

Everyone’s Problem: Cathy Linh Che’s Split and Lizzie Harris’s Stop Wanting
Jessica Bozek
 
In Deep and Out Far: Joanna Klink’s Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy and Emily Wilson’s The Great Medieval Yellows 
David Baker
Winter Poetry Reads 
Microreviews of Simone Muench; Cecily Parks; and more.
 

On Film

An Honest Woman: Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive
Alan A. Stone
 

Poems

Bad Intelligence
Corey Van Landingham
 
I Am Karl Marx
Jen Levitt
 
Courtyard Fire
Arthur Sze
 
Archive Fever
Hai-Dang Phan
 
The Maker
J. Estanislao Lopez
 
Two Poems
Cole Swensen
 
On Styrofoam
Zoë Hitzig
 
don’t you worry ’bout a thing*
erica lewis
 
Two Poems
Tomaž Šalamun, trans. Brian Henry
 
 

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