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Summer 2019

Issue 19

The annotated table of contents below offers a sneak peek at what's in Issue 19.


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Letter

On Left Straussianism

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Nobody shares all their private complaints with an audience, but how do we know how much to share and with whom? Certainly, in the name […]


 

Essays

Forms of Life

By

On January 17, 2018, the French government announced it was canceling plans to build an airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes. For fifty years, the project […]


Prophecy and Politics

By

Powerful voices have emerged in recent years to compel Americans to confront economic suffering and poverty in their country. Among the most influential has been […]


Closer Reading

By

I rediscovered short stories several years ago when I began working for a nonprofit called Books@Work. During the Thursday lunch hour, every other week for […]


In Her Own Time

By

Time, to the black American, has always been a burden. From 1619 to now, we have played out our drama before a reluctant time. We […]


The Dictatorship of the Present

By

Thirty years ago socialism was dead and buried. This was not an illusion or a temporary hiccup, a point all the more important to emphasize […]


 

Symposium

Forms of Life

By

On January 17, 2018, the French government announced it was canceling plans to build an airport at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes. For fifty years, the project […]


Prophecy and Politics

By

Powerful voices have emerged in recent years to compel Americans to confront economic suffering and poverty in their country. Among the most influential has been […]


Closer Reading

By

I rediscovered short stories several years ago when I began working for a nonprofit called Books@Work. During the Thursday lunch hour, every other week for […]


In Her Own Time

By

Time, to the black American, has always been a burden. From 1619 to now, we have played out our drama before a reluctant time. We […]


The Dictatorship of the Present

By

Thirty years ago socialism was dead and buried. This was not an illusion or a temporary hiccup, a point all the more important to emphasize […]


 

Reviews

Body Counts

By

Nick McDonell has reported on the War on Terror from the very beginning. A high school student in New York when the Twin Towers fell, […]


Hart Island

By

The woman told me she’d had nightmares about the island for months. She was one of the visitors gathering at a ferry slip on City […]


Of Love and Blindness

By

If I’m honest, I would say that I enjoyed the week you spent in bed.