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Summer 2004

How Can the Democrats Win?

How Can the Democrats Win? Rick Perlstein, with Ruy Teixeira, Elaine Kamarck, Robert B. Reich, and others. Rajan Menon on the standoff in Chechnya; Martha C. Nussbaum on why women were mutilated in Gujarat, India; Paul Hockenos on Joschka Fischer. Poems by Adrienne Rich, David Lehman, and others.

 

Forum 

How Can the Democrats Win?

RICK PERLSTEIN

WITH RESPONSES BY WILLIAM A. GALSTONADOLPH REED JR.RUY TEIXEIRADAN CAROLDANIEL CANTORROBERT B. REICHMICHAEL C. DAWSONELAINE KAMARCKRICHARD DELGADOSTANLEY ARONOWITZPHILIP KLINKERLARRY M. BARTELS. REPLY FROM RICK PERLSTEIN.


Essays

Russia’s Quagmire
On ending the standoff in Chechnya
Rajan Menon
Body of the Nation
Why women were mutilated in Gujarat
Martha C. Nussbaum
The Chameleon 
Does Joschka Fischer really believe in anything?
Paul Hockenos

Fiction

Flight
Ishle Yi Park

Nonfiction Reviews

Photographing Cruelty 
Li Zhensheng’s Red-Color News Soldier and Jack Birns’s Assignment Shanghai
Susie Linfield
Reading China 
Ian Johnson’s Wild Grass and Wang Hui’s China’s New Order
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

New Fiction Forum

Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn
Remembering Harvey Swados
Grace Paley
The Secret Lives of Men
Pat Barker’s ambitious project
James Hynes

Poetry Reviews

Desire’s Nemesis
Seven new books
Calvin Bedient
Poetry in Motion
Peter Gizzi’s Some Values of Landscape and Weather
Andrew Zawacki
The Little War Begins
Lucie Brock-Broido’s Trouble in Mind
Larissa Szporluk
Microreviews

On Film

The End of Remorse?
Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ    
Alan A. Stone

Poetry

Yellow Balloon Rising 
Edward Bartók-Barata
an animal meant 

Carol Ciavonne 

Poem in the Manner of Friedrich Hölderlin

David Lehman 

Poem in the Manner of Wallace Stevens as Rewritten by Gertrude Stein

David Lehman

Dislocations: Seven Scenarios

Adrienne Rich 

how music is supposed to be 

Carol Ciavonne

Immediately Thinking

Steve Willard

Poet’s Sampler: Gregg Biglieri 

Craig Dworkin

The Tanker Never Moves 

Terese Svoboda

Letters to the Editor

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