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Summer 1995

Force Without Reason

Randall Forsberg on the military budget, Judith Jarvis Thomson’s “Abortion,” and Eugene Rivers’ “An Agenda for Black Intellectuals.” Also: Neil Gordon reflects on the genesis of a political fanatic, Rafael Campo on poetry and AIDS, Alan Stone on Fellini’s 8 1/2, Michael Greenberg reviews Gabriel García Márquez, and more.

Democracy Project

Force without Reason
Randall Forsberg

Judith Jarvis Thompson

A New Black Nationalism
Eugene F. Rivers III

The Last Time I Saw Yaakov
Neil Gordon

Poet’s Sampler
Rachel Hadas introduces Joseph Harrison

Fellini’s Moment of Truth
Alan A. Stone

Identity and Immunity
Rafael Campo

Writing About Revolution
Edwin Frank

Maui’s Concerto For Island And Developer
Alfred Corn

Race, Class, and the Democrats
Ronnie Dugger

Fiction Reviews

Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers
Paul Gediman

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel García Márquez
Michael Greenberg

A Book That Was Lost And Other Stories by S.Y. Agnon
Rachel Stoll

Why She Hurries Out, Then Home
Martha Rhodes

Poetry Reviews

A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women edited by Annie Finch
Sue Standing

The Common by Gail Mazur
Don Colburn

Street Boys
Jay Parini

Reader’s Forum

Letters on Jim Wallis’ Faith and Politics and David Thorburn’s review of The Rosenberg Letters

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