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October/November 2001

A debate on the future of voting technology with Stephen Ansolabehere, Lloyd Cutler, Robert Michel, Donna Brazile, and others. Josh Cohen interviews missile defense critic Ted Postol. James Campbell on the troubled history of the Nobel Prize for literature; James Sallis on the Collected Stories of Patricia Highsmith. Plus, Calvin Bedient reviews Frederick Seidel; fiction by Mary Hanna, poetry by James Tate and D. A. Powell; John Summers on Louis Menand’s The Metaphysical Club, and more.

 

Forum 

Machine Politics 
CHANGING THE WAY WE VOTE IS MORE URGENT—AND LESS COMPLICATED—THAN YOU THINK
STEPHEN ANSOLABEHERE
RESPONSES FROM LLOYD CUTLER & ROBERT MICHEL, ROGERS M. SMITH, DONNA BRAZILE, DAVID C. KING, DANIEL R. ORTIZ, E. JOSHUA ROSENKRANZ, ROBERT RICHIE, HEATHER GERKEN, MICKEY EDWARDS, MARC STRASSMAN, AND ROBERT RICHIE. STEPHEN ANSOLABEHERE REPLIES.

Interview

An interview with Ted Postol
Joshua Cohen
Fiction
Mary Hanna
New Fiction Forum
The troubled history of literature’s “gold standard”
James Campbell
James Sallis
Tom Bissell
Poetry
Introduced by Carl Phillips
Introduced by Bruce Andrew
Karen Zusman
James Tate
Jennifer Scappettone
Laurie Sheck
Brett Fletcher Lauer
P.F. Potvin
Joshua Bell
David Lehman
On Film
The odyssey of China’s premier director
Alan A. Stone

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