Vol. 55 • January 2008 • No. 1

Editor's Page 1
Cohen, Mitchell
Asks why so few people noticed the difference in media and governmental responses to survivors of the California fires and the Gulf Coast floods 5
Rubin, Lillian B.
The impact of Asia on Latin American industry 9
Colburn, Forrest D.
Argues that Taiwan could show the United States something about universal health care 13
Williams, Ian
Jury duty the last truly democratic experience left to us? Alexis de Tocqueville praised juries more than two hundred years ago 19
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Luck of the Draw 20
Barkan, Joanne
Losing Sleep 21
Cheever, Susan
See You in Six Years 23
Mills, Nicolaus
Chosen by Default 24
Phillips, Maxine
Democracy in Action 26
Rosen, Ruth
Daily Life and the Jury System 27
Sleeper, Jim
Waiting to Serve 29
Walzer, Michael
The Alternate's Perspective 30
Wellington, Darryl Lorenzo
Style and Passion in Tocqueville 33
Berman, Paul
Sectarianism 37
Margalit, Avishai
Anti-Semitism and the Left that Doesn't Learn 47
Cohen, Mitchell
Private Equity and Public Good 52
Diamond, Stephen F.
Beyond Discrimination: Understanding African American Inequality in the Twenty-First Century 61
Stern, Mark J. & Katz, Michael B.
Growth and Inequality: Understanding Recent Trends and Political Choices 66
Pogge, Thomas
C'mon Everybody 77
Together?, Will Music Bring Us
Looks at the truths and fallacies in the work of F.A. Hayek 85
Larner, Jesse
A Confucian approach to employing domestic workers 91
Bell, Daniel A.
A Confucian feminist response 100
Chan, Sin-Yee
A Confucian feminist response: Replies 103
Bell, Daniel A.
With the John Wayne centenary, it's time to take another look at an icon of the right, says 105
Taylor, Charles
Katha Pollitt's Learning to Drive 109
Stansell, Christine
Jabari Asim's The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why and Randall Kennedy's Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word 112
Ryszard Kapuscinski's Travels with Herodotus 116
Tuhus-Dubrow, Rebecca
George Konrád's A Guest in My Own Country: A Hungarian Life and The City Builder 120
Marcus, David
Recent and forthcoming books 125
editors, Dissent
The Last Page 128
Mort, Jo-Ann

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