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March 15, 2010 | The Nation

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March 15, 2010

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E. Ethelbert Miller on the future of poetry and novels, Barry Schwabsky on Charles Juliet and Zak Smith, and Calvin Trillin on Alexander Haig

Letters

Letters published in the March 15, 2010 issue.

Editorials

For the offensive in Marja have lasting significance, it must be followed by political settlement and regional diplomacy.

Inside ICE's secret detention facility on Varick Street in Manhattan.

There's still a chance it can be resuscitated.

CPAC's favorite for president, public options for healthcare,terrorism in the eye of the beholder.

Individuals can be a powerful engine for change by demanding green products and reducing fossil fuel consumption.

Columns

When the accusation (anti-Semitism) says more about the accuser (The New Republic) than the accused (Andrew Sullivan).

Articles

How former New York Fed chair Stephen Friedman made a bundle on the AIG bailout.

A tale of seduction and intimidation.

What will become of the poem and the novel in this new century of rapid transformation?

African immigrant workers have been protesting mafia operations as well as nativist racism.

Books & the Arts

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Maureen Howard's most recent novel is The Rags of Time.

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Pre-emptive evolution, the voices of time, infodumps: the science fiction of J.G. Ballard offers not prescience but present-sense.

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Charles Juliet's Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde; Matthew Spender's Arshile Gorky: Goats on the Roof: A Life in Letters and Documents; Zak Smith's We Did Porn: Memoir and Drawings.

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Life in America is once more approaching John Ashbery, from one drifty moment to the next.

Crossword

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