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December 10, 2012 | The Nation

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December 10, 2012

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It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

As with Operation Cast Lead, Washington is directly complicit—and this time, Israel can argue it’s merely channeling US drone assassination policy.

David Sarasohn on the Native American vote, Elisa Wouk Almino and Jeff Ernsthausen on the push for Puerto Rican statehood.

You know you’re in trouble when the master of structural adjustment says enough is enough.

If the director of the CIA and a Reserve intelligence officer can’t even conduct a decent affair, what does that say about the institution that groomed them?

Books & the Arts

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Louise Glück’s poems aim to get to the bottom of her experience without making an idol of “reality” or brute suffering.

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For all the ways it is rife with tenderness, fury and ugliness, William Faulkner’s fiction is stubbornly persistent in its artistry.

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Edward P. Jones’s characters know that everything they’ve worked for might suddenly be taken from them.

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Edward Luttwack’’s The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy

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In The Passage of Power, Robert Caro shows that LBJ’s brilliance as a politician lay not in his idealism but his opportunism.

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If you get to the top, only to find that the voice hounding you with charges of inauthenticity is your own, what then?

Crossword

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