Issue 17.1

17 October, 2011

Nakul Krishna

The Basket Case

Anatol Lieven's Pakistan: A Hard Country casts a knowledgeable and sympathetic eye over a troubled state.

Alexander Barker

International Deceit

John Mearsheimer's Why Leaders Lie attempts to account for the habit among politicians to lie to their constituents.

Rachel Abramowitz

Giant Resonant Waves

Ben Lerner's Mean Free Path finds the poetry of physics via the physics of poetry, drawing on the struggle of both pursuits.

Maria Pasholok

Under Eastern Eyes

Luke Harding's Mafia State takes on organized crime in Russia, finding a country still subject to its Cold War clichés.

Jenny Lewis

Poems from Taking Mesopotamia

Original poetry from Jenny Lewis's forthcoming collection.