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September/October 2006

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; A short story from Yvonne Woon; poetry from Kate Hall and Hank Lazer.

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
 
Organizing the Unorganizable
Ruth Milkman
 
Binational Citizens
Jonathan Fox

 

Essays

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

 

Fiction

Siblings
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
 
Zoned
Joshua Clover's The Totality for Kids
John Palattella
 
Make It New
Seven Books
Brian Kim Stefans

 
Microreviews

 

Poems

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
 
Coup-de-Soleil
Cate Marvin
 
So
Hank Lazer
 
Here
Hank Lazer

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