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December 23/30, 2013 | The Nation

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December 23/30, 2013

Cover: illustration by Eugene Mihaesco

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Letters

Cannabis: Hemper Fidelis…

Editorials

Current market-based solutions only tinker around the edges.

Who will rule our virtual world—government data miners and the corporations in step with them, or everyone else?

Despite conservatives’ best efforts, Texas students will learn that evolution and global warming are real.

The presidential runoff between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei presents an opportunity to overcome Pinochet's twisted legacy.

Articles

Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it.

Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington is optimistic that it will come—if we give states the tools to adopt it at their own pace.

From California to Israel, hunger strikes are erupting around the world—because they work.

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

Books & the Arts

Dance

How a choreographer’s love for the basic truths of the body has remained uncompromising.

Book

Does John Gray counsel anything more than avoidance of the ideological excesses he scorns?

Film

David O. Russell’s American Hustle; Spike Lee’s Oldboy

Crossword

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