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December 17, 2012 | The Nation

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December 17, 2012

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Letters

At last we exhaled…; who brought down the Berlin Wall?; Mike Davis on Susie Linfield on Fred Halliday; Linfield’s reply

Editorials

This year’s historic strike wave is an indictment not just of the retail giant’s business model but of our broken labor laws.

A community college class made social justice happen on November 6.

John Nichols on Jesse Jackson Jr.'s legacy, Steven Hsieh on human rights in Burma, Lucy McKeon on prosecuting stop-and-frisk protesters, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy’s Strike Debt movement

The merger of Penguin and Random House is part of a trend that has been deadly for literary authors and serious nonfiction.

Columns

The Fox News owner resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Articles

Are dying cattle the canaries in the coal mine? Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic fracturing.

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Many governments and popular movements are embracing the need for systemic change.

Books & the Arts

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How the American Moses became America’s first spiritual manager in the wilderness of Scripture-infused capitalism.

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Did postwar population transfers complete a project of ethnic cleansing started by Hitler?

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Geoeconomic arguments about jobs smuggle in neoliberal economics under the cover of geography.

Crossword

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