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Summer 1996

Flatness and Fairness

Responses to Stephen Lerner’s “Reviving Unions,” and Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried’s “Flatness and Fairness.” Also: Yael Tamir in “Hands off Clitoridemy,” Maureen Paul on “Abortion’s Past,” Sven Birkets on the fate of books, and Alan Stone reviews Antonia’s Line. Plus poetry by Kay Ryan, Jorie Graham, Stanley Plumly, and more.

Flatness and Fairness
Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried

What Should Unions Do?
Replies to Stephen Lerner’s “Reviving Unions” by Lynn Williams, Wade Rathke, Straughton Lynd, Richard A. Epstein, Elaine Bernard, Joel Rogers, Madeline Talbott, Bill Wylie Kellerman, Mike Miller, Katherine Sciacchitano, Richard Locke, Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Mark Erlich, Thomas A. Kochan, and Janice Fine. Stephen Lerner replies.

The Guardian Angel of the Private Life
Jorie Graham

Hands Off Clitoridectomy
Yael Tamir

A Conversation with Stanley Plumly
Lisa Meyer

Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me
Stanley Plumly

Abortion’s Past
Maureen Paul

Kay Ryan

Dennett’s Strange Idea
H. Allen Orr

A Second Nature
Alan A. Stone

Poet’s Sampler
David Lehman introduces Beth Gylys

The Time of Reading
Sven Birkerts

Poetry Reviews

The Vixen by W. S. Merwin
Richard Howard

Crash’s Law by Karen Volkman
Donald Revell

The Dream of the United Field by Jorie Graham
Bin Ramke

Fiction Reviews

My Soul to Keep by Judith Hawkes
James Hynes

The Information by Martin Amis
Edwin Frank

Self-Portrait with Woman by Andrzej Szczypiorski
Marc Romano

April Bernard

April Bernard


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