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September/October 2006

Seeds of Change

Claudio Lomnitz on Latin America’s new left; Michael J. Piore and Andrew Schrank on the human costs of free markets; Mae Ngai on border control; Dalton Conley on Charles Murray and the end of the welfare state; Susie Linfield on photography criticism.



Seeds of Change

a special section on democratic reform

Claudio Lomnitz
Trading Up
Michael J. Piore and Andrew Schrank
Bloggers and Parties
Henry Farrell
Six Ways To Reform Democracy
Heather Gerken and others


The Treacherous Medium

Why photography critics hate photographs
Susie Linfield

The Lost Immigration Debate
Mae M. Ngai
Ending the welfare state as we know it
Dalton Conley
Native Speaker
Sayed Kashua’s Dancing Arabs and Let It Be Morning
Laila Lalami


Yvonne Woon

On Film

A Forbidden Hope
Deepa Mehta’s Water
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Introduced by Matthew Zapruder
Kate Hall
The Brain’s Tent
Lynette Robert’s Collected Poems
John Wilkinson
Joshua Clover’s The Totality for Kids
John Palattella
Make It New
Seven Books
Brian Kim Stefans


Let my mother conquer me, let her
Jermey Valentine Freeman
The Footfalls of a Great Criminal
César Vallejo, translated by Clayton Eshleman
The Conflict Between the Eyes and the Gaze
César Vallejo, translated by Clayton Eshleman
Dr. Death
Fredrick Farryl Goodwin
Self-Portrait as Shedding
Cary McHugh
Self-Portrait as Seismograph
Cecily Parks
Cate Marvin
Hank Lazer
Hank Lazer

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