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Summer 2002

Reclaiming the Commons

A forum on the privatization of public goods with David Bollier, Marcia Angell, Nicholas Johnson, Tom Palmer, and others. . Helena Cobban on growing despair in the Middle East. Jason M. Baskin on Thomas Bernhard, plus reviews of Lucius Shepard, Nora Eisenberg, and Hans Koning.

 

Forum 

Reclaiming the Commons
WHY WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR PUBLIC RESOURCES FROM PRIVATE ENCROACHMENT
DAVID BOLLIER
RESPONSES FROM MARCIA ANGELL, ROBERT W. MCCHENSEY, TOM G. PALMER, NICHOLAS JOHNSON, JEFF CHESTER, AND GARY O. LARSON, RICHARD D. PARKER, RICHARD STALLMAN, AND MARGARET KOHN. DAVID BOLLIER REPLIES.

Essays
An epochal change in the nature of collective violence
Charles Tilly
As Arafat declines and Israel’s grip tightens, despair in the Middle East
Helena Cobban
Fiction
Valerie Hurley
New Fiction Forum
Jason M. Baskin
Richard Burgin
Jill Eisenstadt
Roger Boylan
The intoxicating power of Kate Braverman’s first novel
Rick Moody
Poetry
Introduced by Maxine Chernoff
April Bernard
Michael Coffey
Ray DiPalma
Ray DiPalma
James Galvin
James Galvin
Claire Hero
Arthur Sze
On Film
Randall Wallace’s We Were Soldiers
Alan A. Stone
Exchange
A discussion of Helena Cobban’s essay on crime and punishment in Rwanda
Kenneth Roth, Alison DesForges, and Helena Cobban

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