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The New War on Poverty

“The New War on Poverty,” with James Jennings, Shepard Barbash, Charlotte Kahn, and Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Also: Gerard Piel on the population explosion, Jack Spence searches for Sandinistas, and Alan Stone reviews Schindler’s List. Plus fiction by Patricia Traxler, Andrew Klavan’s “Shrieking of the Lambs,” and more.

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The New War on Poverty

Poverty and Power
James Jennings

The Atlanta Project
Shepard Barbash

Rebuilding Boston
Charlotte Kahn

Reweaving the Social Fabric
Ernesto Cortés, Jr.


Adultery
Patricia Traxler

Where’s the Left in Nicaragua and El Salvador?
Jack Spence

Poet’s Sampler
Robert Pinsky introduces Mark Turpin

A Matter of Life and Death
Gerard Piel

The Not-Yet Child
Joshua Weiner

Spielberg’s Success
Alan A. Stone

The Shrieking of the Lambs
Andrew Klavan

Who Cares About Voting Rights?
Mark Tushnet

Explaining Los Angeles
Marc B. Haefele


Book Reviews

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
Bonnie Costello

Collected Poems by Thom Gunn
Tom Sleigh

A History of Small Life on a Windy Planet by Martha Collins
Fred Marchant

Devolution of the Nude by Lynne McMahon
Crossroads by David R. Slavitt
Rachel Hadas

Pulp by Charles Bukowski
Michael Greenberg

Under the Bone by Anne-Christine d’Adesky
Linda Rodgers

Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips
Farah Jasmine Griffin


Students
Bruce Smith

The Glen
Steven Cramer

Reader’s Forum
Letters from Jane M. O. Sharp and Alexei Arbatov

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