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Vol. 27, No. 5 | October/November 2002


New Democracy Forum: What’s Wrong with Our National Defense?

Citizenship in Emergency   Elaine Scarry

Too Utopian?
 Richard Falk
Democracy Won’t Help  Paul W. Kahn
A Policy Failure?  Steven M. Walt
A Success of Democracy? Charles Knight
An Informed Citizenry?  Antonia Chayes
The Slide into Passivity  Catherine Lutz
Saddam and Democracy  Rear Adm. Eugene A. Carroll
Citizens and Arms Control  Randall Forsberg
The Realities of War  Ellen Willis
Elaine Scarry Replies


New Fiction Forum

Feminist Icons in Love    Vivian Gornick
  Why Colette, de Beauvoir, and Duras Don't Age Well.
Making History    Richard A. Kaye
  Paul LaFarge's Haussmann, or the Distinction and Susan Daitch's L.C.


Essays

Victims for the Prosecution   Susan F. Hirsch
  Why a survivor of a terrorist bombing refused to testify.
The Diaspora and the Intifada   Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold
  Must American Jews support Israeli policy?
Embryonic Stem Cell Research   F.M. Kamm
  A moral defense.


Poetry

Poet's Sampler: Katy Lederer  introduced by Gillian Conoley
Fifth Annual Poetry Contest Winner: Max Winter  introduced by James Tate
By the wayside    Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Facing South by True North    Don Hymans
Apostrophe (deftly turned phrase)   Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler-Henry
More Like Montpelier    Ethan Paquin
Hotel Eidetic; Hotel Voluptuary; Hotel Famish   Kerri Webster
Ten Questions for Mona   Matthew Zapruder
From one light to another    Karen Zusman


Fiction

Indians    Scott Blackwood



Reviews

Nonfiction

Do We Need a God?

   Charles Taylor's Varieties of Religion Today   Richard Eldridge
Unnatural Sentences
  Steven Meyer's Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science   Brenda Wineapple


Poetry


Anne Carson: If Not, Winter
  John D'Agata
Jorie Graham: Never   Bin Ramke
Jennifer Moxley: The Sense Record
Geoffrey G. O'Brien: The Guns and Flags Project
  Cole Swensen



Microreviews

Poetry Microreviews
Nonfiction Microreviews


Exchange

Darwin and Design   William A. Dembski and H. Allen Orr
   A debate about the latest defense of intelligent design.


On Film

Contingency and Grace   Alan A. Stone
   The Sprecher sisters' Thirteen Conversations About One Thing.


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