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September/October 2015

40th Anniversary Issue

Our 40th anniversary issue. Ira Katznelson leads a forum on the Anxieties of Democracy. Peter Godfrey-Smith reviews Charles Taylor and Hubert Dreyfus’s Retrieving Realism. Judith Levine profiles Ellen Willis. Mike Konczal shows how bureaucracy expands our liberties. Poems by Anne Carson, Jorie Graham, Charles Simic, and others.

 

Forum 

Anxieties of Democracy

IRA KATZNELSON DEBATES

LARRY KRAMER, HÉLÈNE LANDEMORE, DAVID M. KENNEDY, MICHAEL GECAN, MARK SCHMITT, MARTIN O’NEILL, RICK PERLSTEIN, NADIA URBINATI, MOHAMMAD FADEL, MELISSA S. WILLIAMS, MICHAEL C. DAWSON, ALEX GOUREVITCH, AND RICHARD TRUMKA.


Editors’ Note

Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

Dispatch: Sandy Speaks
Debbie Nathan

Books & Ideas

The Passion of Ellen Willis
Judith Levine
Finding Your Way Home: Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor’s Retrieving Realism
Peter Godfrey-Smith

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler

Max Ritvo introduced by Lucie Brock-Broido

Poems

Reading to My Father
Jorie Graham
Those Absurd Notes
Cecilia Vicuña, translated by Rosa Alcalá
Barnum and Bosch (2)
John Yau
Linnaeus Town
Anne Carson
End Credits (Friends)
D. A. Powell
Agave
Primo Levi, translated by Jonathan Galassi
What Kind
Maggie Nelson
Washington Square Park
Major Jackson
Ancient Combatant
Charles Simic
Insofarian Regress
Nathaniel Mackey
All articles from the issue will appear online.

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