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Summer 1998

A forum on the future of media led by Robert McChesney, with responses from Ralph Nader, Stephen Ansolabehere, Edwin Baker, and others. Marjorie Perloff, An Lauterbach, Reginald Shepherd, and others reply to Harold Bloom’s essay on contemporary poetry. An exchange on neuroscience with Steven Pinker, Jeremy Ahouse, and Robert Berwick. Plus, poetry by Wislawa Szymborska and Anne Carson, Stephen Burt on Susan Wheeler, and more.

 

Forum 

Making Media Democratic 

AN INFORMED, PARTICIPATING CITIZENRY DEPENDS ON MEDIA THAT PROVIDE A PUBLIC SERVICE

ROBERT W. MCCHESNEY

RESPONSES FROM RALPH NADER, LAWRENCE K. GROSSMAN, C. EDWIN BAKER, DOUG SCHULER, STEPHEN ANSOLABEHERE, AND ANDREW L. SHAPIRO. MCCHESNEY REPLIES.


Essay

A critique of the Sierra Club’s Case Against the Global Economy
Jay Mandle
Exchange
Steven Pinker, Robert Berwick and Jeremy Ahouse
Fiction
Diane Williams
Marianne Taylor
Wade S. Echer
Fiction and Nonfiction Reviews
Ed Park
Jonathan Gill
Poetry Reviews
Poetry Forum
Responses to Harold Bloom, “They have the numbers; we, the heights”
Marjorie Perloff
Mark Doty
Thylias Moss
David Mura
J. D. McClatchy
Kevin Young
Donald Revell
Reginald Shepherd
Suzanne Gardiner
Rita Dove
Ann Lauterbach
Carol Muske
Sven Birkets
Poetry
Introduced by Robert Creeley
Wisława Szymborska
Alfred Corn
Anne Carson
Anne Carson
Matthew Rohrer
Karen Drayne
Matthea Harvey
Mark Bibbins
On Film
Mike van Diem’s Character
Alan A. Stone

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