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February 17, 2014 | The Nation

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February 17, 2014

Cover: design by Robert Best

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Letters

…And the poor get poorer… the Viagra effect… neutralize gerrymandering… put the nation back in The Nation… parochial New York… towering New York… bothered and bewildered

Editorials

Only continued pressure from grassroots activists will force Washington to do the right thing.

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”

In 1914, a racist fiction helped sell one of the nation’s first drug laws; 100 years later, it’s still with us.

A new Oxfam report warns of the dangers of global inequality.

Columns

A new book raises the question: Are Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld racists—or just equal opportunity trolls?

Articles

Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement is it?

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Books & the Arts

Book

David Brion Davis’s pathbreaking study of the problem of slavery.

Book

Like a lot of red revolutionaries, Abraham Cahan ended up to the right of where he began.

Book

Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

Crossword

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