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August 27-September 3, 2012 | The Nation

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August 27-September 3, 2012

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Letters

Islamophobia hurts us all…

Editorials

Three cheers for the full embrace of LGBT rights! Here are six more progressive planks for Democrats.

Three members of Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism. Their protests sparked a wave of support for freedom of speech and human rights among Russians.

As an elegant essayist and critic of empire, Gore Vidal had no peer. Oh, how the Republic misses its persistent suitor!

Columns

As the country reels from two mass shootings in two weeks, meaningful gun restrictions feel as far away as ever.

There is a certain kind of madness in peddling guns to Americans while dismantling our mental health system.

Articles

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

Those two words conjure up a world in which one thing is certain: there will be chaos.

Progressive leaders are rolling out a bold plan to push Washington off the austerity path. But can they deliver?

Books & the Arts

Book

Oblivion re-creates the life of one of the many innocent victims of the Colombian conflict.

Poetry

Self-congratulation, deceptions and the art of failure.

Film

A massacre in Aurora and the cinema of social hallucination.

Crossword

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