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February 18, 2013 | The Nation

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February 18, 2013

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Letters

The Morgen Freiheit; let's get real on Cuba; Bach...

Editorials

Leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras is pressing a smart campaign to end austerity. But it may be too late—the oligarchs and neo-Nazis are sharpening their knives.

CEO Howard Schultz doesn’t like unions. But he’s happy to coerce his low-paid workers into joining a phony austerity campaign.

Judith Long on Jane Sharples, Allison Kilkenny on the fight for Philly’s schools

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

Columns

Now that women will be on the front lines in combat, maybe the country is finally ready to put gender equality in the Constitution.

Articles

The early twenty-first century will be remembered as an era of tumult and protest.

While Washington debates a grand immigration resolution, some activists are putting their bodies on the line to free those in detention today.

Awaiting a Keystone decision, environmentalists make a historic vow to engage in mass civil disobedience. 

After the 2012 elections, women in Washington have a long to-do list—and it doesn’t stop at reproductive rights.

After election day victories in Colorado and Washington, marijuana legalization activists are gearing up for more.

The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.

Books & the Arts

Book

In his writing and life, Thomas Bernhard led a charge in the opposite direction. His publisher always broke his fall.

Poetry

A new collection of Adrienne Rich’s poems does not show her at her best.

Crossword

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