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December 9, 2013 | The Nation

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December 9, 2013

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Editorials

Yes, it was a flawed compromise. But to achieve universal, humane healthcare for all, we first need effective implementation of the ACA.

Climate change is upon us—and the danger is urgent.

The fearless Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California, has taken on Chevron and big banks on behalf of taxpayers and underwater homeowners. 

It’s looking increasingly likely—but there’s reason to fear the White House will overplay its hand.

Columns

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

Books & the Arts

Film

Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic of Hannah Arendt is a film about ideas that remains intellectually detached from them.

Book

The life and work of Victor Serge represents the Russian democratic revolution that never was.

Book

The humanitarian impulse has not vanished from US foreign policy. It has simply split into two camps.

Book

Ben Urwand’s The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler.

Book

Being poor in the United States has rarely meant anything so simple as having too little money.

Women writers are far outnumbered by men in magazines and book reviews, but why? Part of the answer lies in book publishing.

Crossword

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