Boston Review

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The Boston Review was founded in 1975 and states that it is an independent, nonprofit institution; a nonpartisan magazine of ideas: animated by hope, committed to equality and reason, convinced that the imagination eludes political categories.[1]

The publication is closely linked to Democratic Socialists of America.


The Review's stated aim is to present a balanced view of issues and events:

"We see each issue as a public space where people can loosen the hold of conventional preconceptions and bring this openness to bear on today’s most pressing issues. Our mission requires that as editors we shun polemic and partisanship, uphold the highest standards of argument and evidence, value ambition and originality, seek widely diverse perspectives, and make complex ideas accessible."[1]


In the late 1990s contributors included Marjorie Perloff on the Yasusada poetry hoax, Theodore Lowi on globalization's darker side, Harold Bloom on the state of American letters, Susan Okin on feminism and multiculturalism, Alan Stone on Waco, Martha Nussbaum on Greek tragedy and welfare reform.[2]


The following were listed as staff of the Boston Review as at March 11, 2010:[1]

Contributing Editors

Board of Advisors

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Boston Review website: About
  2. [Democratic Left Issue 3 1998, page 22]