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December 5, 2011 | The Nation

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December 5, 2011

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David Cole on privacy in the digital age, Vivian Gornick on Jonathan Raban and Calvin Trillin on Newt Gingrich

Editorials

Bloomberg's raid on Occupy Wall Street was, above all, a cowardly act. But Occupy will live on with or without Liberty Square.

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

That's what the Obama administration is arguing for, in a crucial case now before the Supreme Court.

Jessica Weisberg on Russell Pearce and the GOP and Jonah Engle on the fight to end the War on Drugs.

Columns

There is a message here about masculine privilege.

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Articles

Under the banner of high-tech progress, corporate lobbyists have rammed through legislation privatizing K-12 education across the country.

After months of political upheaval and chaos in the bond markets, few investors believe austerity programs are a route to growth and debt reduction.

On the eve of elections, those who once united in defiance of the Mubarak regime have fragmented into antagonistic camps.

Books & the Arts

Book

If our brains act according to the causal laws governing all matter, in what sense can we be said to be free?

Film

José Luis Guerín’s In the City of Sylvia, Tanya Hamilton’s Night Catches Us, Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York.

Art

An obscure dissatisfaction, a sense that no formal solution works for long, is shared by the art of Ida Ekblad and Edvard Munch.

Book

Jonathan Raban has made a persona out of the self that feels nowhere at home.