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February 21, 2011 | The Nation

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February 21, 2011

Cover: Cover photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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Kai Bird on America's “shah” in Egypt, Sasha Abramsky on Marshall Ganz and Calvin Trillin on the Republican responses to the State of the Union

Editorials

If the world has a heart, it beats now for Egypt.

Ari Berman on the neocon attack on Mohamed ElBaradei, John Nichols on the Florida ruling against the healthcare bill and Kate Murphy on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Egypt's future looks uncertain. What is certain is if Obama sides with a repressive regime, feared extremism will become reality.

How did Hosni Mubarak manage to stay in power for three decades?

The commission's report offers an indictment of the leading players in the economic catastrophe, but ignores the out-and-out swindling.

Columns

The real dilemma in Amy Chua's book is how to survive in a world in which the slightest nonconformity risks landing you out of a job, a home, a life.

The assault on public employee unions is the next phase of a the forty-year campaign by the rich against the rest of us.

Articles

British liberals' protests have been ignored for years. So why did a campaign against the country's biggest tax dodgers suddenly gain traction?

Gather some friends, pick a tax dodger and get on the street!

After a testosterone-fueled boom and bust, the women of Iceland took charge.

The legendary organizer speaks on the “story of the self” and where Obama went wrong.

Books & the Arts

Book

Robert Duncan saw in H.D.'s poetry “The story of survival, the evolution of forms in which live survives.”

Book

For Jonathan Rosenbaum, the golden age of filmgoing is as dead as the drive-in, but cinephilia is thriving.

Film

Lee Chang-dong's Poetry, Jorge Michel Grau's We Are What We Are, Ron Howard's The Dilemma

Crossword

This puzzle appeared originally in the February 21, 1976, issue.