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September/October 2012

Promoting Social Mobility

James J. Heckman leads the forum on early childhood experiences and social mobility, with replies from Geoffrey Canada, Carol Dweck, Charles Murray, and others. Plus, writing by William Hogeland, George Scialabba, and more.

 

Forum 

Promoting Social Mobility

James J. Heckman — with responses from:

MIKE ROSE, ROBIN WEST, CHARLES MURRAY, CAROL S. DWECK, DAVID DEMING, NEAL MCCLUSKEY, ANETTE LAREAU, LELAC ALMAGOR, ADAM SWIFT AND HARRY BRIGHOUSE, AND GEOFFREY CANADA.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Context

Founding Fathers, Founding Villains: The New Liberal Originalism
William Hogeland

Foundations

State of the Nation: Tax and Cut
Stephen Ansolabehere
Dispatch: New Model Army
Clair MacDougall
Made In America: Choose Your Choice
Claude S. Fischer
Karlan’s Court: Empty Benches
Pamela S. Karlan

Books & Ideas

Head and Heart: Are Conservatives More Moral?
George Scialabba
Unchecked and Unbalanced: Taking Issue with Jack Goldsmith
Elizabeth Goitein

Fiction

Pirouette
Scott Marengo

Private Life

Thomas Goes Riding the Silver Sunset
Thomas E. Kennedy

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Stefanie Wortman, introduced by Gabriel Fried
Gone: For Mark Strand, the End Is in Sigh
Jay Deshpande
Microreviews
Dean Young, Boni Joi, and more.

On Film

The Allen Files: Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love
Alan A. Stone

Poems

House Search
Sean Campbell
Spool 25
Matthew Cooperman
Slave (Jagger/Richards)
Graham Foust
The Good Historian
Graham Foust
Untitled
Barbara Claire Freeman
They’re There
Frederick Seidel

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