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Summer 2003

“The Secret History of the Magna Carta” by Peter Linebaugh; Jonathan R. Cole on defending the university post–9/11; “Just Marriage”: Mary Lyndon Shanley on the public importance of private unions; Abbott Gleason compares today’s antiliberal revolt to that of 1920s Europe; and Leonardo Avritzer examines the chances Brazil’s President Lula has to redeem democracy in Latin America. In reviews: Susie Linfield on the literature of political memory; Jehangir Pocha on Zoroastrianism; and Charles Lawrence on Young, Gifted, and Black. In the New Fiction Forum, James Hynes surveys works by British novelist Adam Thorpe. Poems by Claudia Rankine, Aaron Belz, and Nikolai Zabolotsky.

Essays
 
Can President Lula redeem democracy in Latin America?
Leonardo Avritzer
 
Its most far-reaching provisions aren’t the ones we remember
Peter Linebaugh
 
Today’s antiliberal revolt looks a lot like 1920s Europe
Abbott Gleason
 
Defending the university post–9/11
Jonathan R. Cole
 
On the public importance of private unions
Mary Lyndon Shanley
 
Fiction
 
Eben Wood
 
Weston Cutter
 
Nonfiction Reviews
 
Avishai Margalit’s The Ethics of Memory, W. G. Sebald’s On the Natural History of Destruction, and Jean Améry
Susie Linfield
 
Paul Kriwaczek’s In Search of Zarathustra
Jehangir Pocha
 
Young, Gifted, and Black by Theresa Perry, Claude Steele, and Asa Hilliard III
Charles Lawrence
 
Jackson Lears’s Something for Nothing
Jefferson Decker
 
 
New Fiction Forum
 
The British novelist’s impressive oeuvre
James Hynes
 
On writing Bunker 13
Aniruddha Bahal
 
Poetry Reviews
 
The Collected Poems, edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter
James Longenbach
 
Paul Muldoon’s Moy Sand and Gravel
Jenny Ludwig
 
Richard Howard’s Talking Cures
Barbara Fischer
 
Karen Volkman’s Spar
Noah Eli Gordon
 

 
Poetry
 
Aaron Belz
 
Joe Millar
 
Claudia Rankine
 
Frances Richard
 
Lynn Emanuel
 
Brian Kim Stefans
 
Susan Stewart
 
Susan Stewart
 
Nikolai Zabolotsky
 
On Film
 
Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine
Alan A. Stone
 
Letters

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