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September/October 2010

Lawrence Lessig leads a forum on Citizens United and the corruption of Congress; Will Wilkinson, David N. Bossie, Nancy L. Rosenblum, Rep. Donna F. Edwards, and others respond.

Tom Barry on Texas’s out-of-control border security apparatus; Vivian Gornick on the tumultuous Tolstoy marriage; William Hogeland on the war between populists and liberals; poems by Mary Jo Bang and Arthur Vogelsang.

 

Forum 

Democracy After Citizens United

Lawrence Lessig — with responses from:

DAVID DONNELLY, DAVID N. BOSSIE, NANCY L. ROSENBLUM, MARVIN AMMORI, DONNA F. EDWARDS, WILL WILKINSON, ALLISON R. HAYWARD, CIARA TORRES-SPELLISCY, JOHN BONIFAZ AND JEFFREY CLEMENTS.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Elections Foretold
Stephen Ansolabehere
Dispatch: Zigzag Ice Dragon
Matthew Fishbane
Dispatch: Al Qaeda and the Pakistan Floods
Syed Saleem Shahzad
Our Man in Guatemala
Susan Reverby
Karlan’s Court: In The Beginning
Pamela S. Karlan

Investigations

Tom Barry

Context

Real Americans
William Hogeland

Books & Ideas

The Ancient Dream
Vivian Gornick
Colonial Studies
Deborah M. Gordon
Off Minor: Robin D. G. Kelley’s Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Scott Saul

 

Fiction

The Moor
Ben Stroud

 

On Film

The Rebel: Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love
Alan A. Stone

 

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Sarah V. Schweig, introduced by Mark Strand
No Letting Go: Bob Hicok’s Words for Empty and Words for Full
Keith Taylor
Degrees of Sight: Don Paterson’s Rain
Dai George
Microreviews

 

Poems

Reductive
Arthur Vogelsang
Puff-puff-puff! Parading Grandpas
Miłosz Biedrzycki
Always a Fragment. Telephony
Miłosz Biedrzycki
Office
Allison Titus
Abeyance
Jose Perez Beduya
The Fold
Jose Perez Beduya
The Nerve Fibers
Mary Jo Bang
Conquest
Adam L. Dressler
There is a Law Against It Here
Jessica Field
Mouse in a Government Building
Shelley Roche-Jacques
If a Train
Jason Labbe

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