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April 18, 2011 | The Nation

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April 18, 2011

Cover: Cover photo of AN antigovernment protester  in Sana by Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi/Reuters, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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William Greider on the unending foreclosure crisis, JoAnn Wypijewski on Elizabeth Taylor and Calvin Trillin on the birthers

Editorials

In the foreclosure scandal, the crooks are still calling the shots.

Overnight, Glenn Beck transformed me into an all-powerful agent of “economic terrorism”—when all I did was call for Americans to reject bad financial deals.

Roane Carey on The Nation’s victory against warrantless wiretapping, John Nichols on Wisconsin’s William Cronon and Riddhi Shah on India and Pakistan’s “cricket diplomacy.”
 

Remembering the icon, a pro at sex and survival.

Columns

Despite all the talk of shared sacrifice, the drastic slashes to public sector jobs and social programs will hurt women the most.

More and more Americans are learning what it feels like to be unsafe and unprotected. In other words, they're learning what it's like to be black.

Articles

If President Saleh falls, the US will have lost a pliant partner in its “global war on terror.”

The president's re-election campaign manager has alienated grassroots constituencies.

Criticism of the government’s response to the catastrophe has obscured major political changes.

Books & the Arts

Book

The Free World is a novel about lives suspended at a moment when everything is uncertain. It is about frustration. Unfortunately, it too is frustrating.

Book

Carter Vaughn Finley's timely new history contends that Turkey's development has been misunderstood as an upward march from Islamic empire to secular republic.

Film

Is it a good thing that film—not the audiovisual materials that exist everywhere but movies, projected in public spaces— has stopped being central to American life?

Crossword

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