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Stories and Stats

Noam Chomsky on failing neoliberal policies in the United States and the developing world; Andrew Gelman and John Sides take on the accepted wisdom on Obama’s victory, with responses from Rick Perlstein, Mark Schmitt, and Michael C. Dawson. Plus, Fiction from Dorthe Nors, G.C. Waldrep, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Catie Rosemurgy, and more.

 

 

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Stories and Stats; The truth about Obama’s victory wasn’t in the papers

Andrew Gelman and John Sides, with responses from:

RICK PERLSTEIN, RICHARD JOHNSTON AND EMILY THORSON, MARK SCHMITT, AND MICHAEL C. DAWSON. GELMAN AND SIDES RESPOND.


Essays

Crisis and Hope: Theirs and ours
Noam Chomsky
State of the Nation: Getting Warmer
Jon Krosnick, Ariel Malka, and David Scott Yeager
Living with Coal: Climate Policy’s Most Inconvenient Truth
David G. Victor and Richard K. Morse
Do the Right Thing: A genocide policy that works
Sarah Sewall
The Trial of Ezra Nawi
David Shulman
Wonder Land: J. Robert Lennon’s Castle and Pieces for the Left Hand
G. C. Waldrep

Fiction

The Buddhist
Dorthe Nors, translated by Martin Aitken

On Film

Fool’s Gold: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Brüno
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Broc Rossell, introduced by Dan Beachy-Quick
Exchange Rate: Poetry in translation takes off
Jordan Davis
Leap Into Light: Lyric, modernism and Yeats.
Robert Huddleston
Microreviews

Poems

Ever was
Tom Thompson
Women’s Bathroom, College of Arts
Jane Zwart
Poem Beginning to End
Geoffrey G. O’Brien
Grief Abstracts
Julie Carr
Dear Modifications
Trey Sager
A Food We Once Ate Is Mentioned by Name
Catie Rosemurgy
Chrysalis
Izabela Filipiak, translated from the Polish by Karen Kovacik
Tattoo

Joseph Fasano

Father Benides
Adam Day

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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