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April 11, 2011 | The Nation

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April 11, 2011

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Editorials

Military “solutions” to grave humanitarian crises are tempting, but history shows that they rarely solve anything.

Even as Fukushima threatens to unleash the greatest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl, the president champions nuclear power in the United States.

Ari Berman on the firing of Northwestern journalism professor David Protess, Doug Henwood on Robert Fitch and John Nichols on Michigan's “emergency financial managers.”
 

Here is the naked truth: we face the prospect of no pro football in 2011 because the union made a three-word demand that would not have cost owners a dime—open your books.

Columns

A man like Murdoch deserves to be shunned. That he is celebrated instead tells you almost all you need to know about the insanity that grips our benighted political culture.

Libya is not Iraq. And yet the flaws in logic, strategy and morality remain the same.

Articles

Over the past decade, the Justice Department has gone soft on corporate crime.

Like her brother, President Obama, Soetoro-Ng wants to revamp school systems and broaden test-focused curriculums.

Economic crisis, deficit mania and war weariness have created political momentum for big cuts to military spending.

Books & the Arts

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The achievement of Juan José Saer’s fiction, next to its sensuousness, is its creation of an all-engulfing present.

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Tibor de Nagy’s Painters & Poets; Bill Berkson’s For the Ordinary Artist; William Corbett’s Albert York.

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Finishing the Hat makes clear Stephen Sondheim’s belief that being an artist requires intellectual vigilance.

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During war, John Dower explains, “the system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful.”

Crossword

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