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February 7, 2011 | The Nation

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February 7, 2011

Cover: COVER DESIGN BY MILTON GLASER INCORPORATED

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Garrett Epps on the right's campaign to hijack the Constitution, John Nichols and Robert McChesney on the Comcast/NBC merger and Robin Einhorn on the trans-Atlantic slave trade

Editorials

The repeal bill won't survive the Senate. But the real danger is piece-by-piece gutting of the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections.

In Beck's twisted telling, it is activists like Piven—not the militias of the right—who threaten Americans' safety.

Robert Dreyfuss on the Cuban embargo, John Nichols on the new RNC chair

It's past time for open hearings and a coherent policy on media ownership in the digital age.

The revolution is far from over.

Bradley Manning is not the only person in the US held in pretrial solitary confinement. For many facing terrorism charges, it has become standard procedure.

Columns

A computer virus foiling Iran's nuclear plans should delight those spoiling for an attack. Does it?

Articles

Inside the right's campaign to hijack our country's founding text—and how to fight back.

It's time to take on those who are sabotaging our response to the climate crisis—face to face.

In year three, will Obama heed the lessons of Clinton or Reagan?

Books & the Arts

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With a sharp eye for cultural patterns and a keen feel for the shape of a story, Claude Lévi-Strauss was a poet in the laboratory of anthropology.

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Elizabeth Hardwick found New York's jittery impermanence and inchoate density to be an obstacle for the fiction writer.

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The horrors of The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database arise through the cumulative weight of its abstract pieces of information.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the February 7, 1976, issue.