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October/November 1995

Is Government Incompetent?

Ruy Teixeira on the Democrats and the economy, John Canham-Clyne, Steffie Woolhandler, and David Himmelstein on rational health care, and reader responses to Eugene Rivers, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Also: Allan Forbes on WWII’s tragic precedentof killing civilians, Debra Dickerson’s “Digging Ditches,” Doron Weber reviews Philip Roth, and more.

Is Government Incompetent?

A Democratic Revival?
Ruy Teixeira

A Rational Option
John Canham-Clyne with Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein

No Soul
Alan A. Stone

Digging Ditches
Debra Dickerson

Poet’s Sampler
Brenda Hillman introduces ‘Annah Sobelman

Allan Forbes

Message to the Bride
David Rivard

Reader’s Forum

Responses to Rivers’ “Beyond the Nationalism of Fools”
Michael Bérubé, Tony Martin, Robin D. G. Kelley, Martin Kilson, Glenn C. Loury, Bruce Nichols, Lisa Y. Sullivan, Karen Lattea, Willard R. Johnson, Mark Tushnet, and Bob Hulteen.

Responses to Thomson’s “Abortion”
Philip L. Quinn, Donald Regan, Douglas Laycock, Drucilla Cornella, and Peter de Marneffe. Judith Jarvis Thomson replies.

Evening III
Stuart Dischell

Flashman and the Tragic Sensibility
Andrew Klavan


4 Dada Suicides: Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julian Torma and Jacques Vache edited by Roger Conover, et al.
Richard Kaye

Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth
Doron Weber

The Wild Field by Rita Gabis
Don Share

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