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August 18-25, 2014 | The Nation

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August 18-25, 2014

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Letters

Drugs: equal opportunity destroyer… St. Nick to the rescue!… rape on campus… the left and the NRA… climate justice, Texas style… Joyce: a class by himself… a picture = 1,000 words

Editorials

As world leaders fail to end the bloodletting in Gaza, it is up to civil society to demand justice for Palestinians.

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Articles

At the root of the border crisis is a wave of violence that the United States helped to create.

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

Books & the Arts

Book

“Darling, this is Alessandro Spina, who is trying to make Italians feel guilty about their colonial crimes.”

Film

In Stories We Tell, actor turned director Sarah Polley interrogates her past, revealing that our stories are our dearest form of property.

Architecture

Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

Book

In The Good Spy, Kai Bird documents the life of CIA agent Robert Ames, a sincere and unlikely mediator in the Middle East.

Crossword

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.