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January 12-19, 2015 | The Nation

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January 12-19, 2015

Cover: art by Edel Rodriguez

Browse Selections From Recent Years

2015

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2012

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2008

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2006

2005

2004

Letters

Torch-Eyed Elephant Stampede!… droning on… black & white & gray all over… hanging up her pencils…

Editorials

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

Caribbean détente, after a half-century of conflict.

Columns

Why is the political coverage in The New York Times so lame?

From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.

Articles

From the huge climate march in September to racial-justice activism, it was a year that saw renewal of movement-based politics.

Despite its flaws, it was one of our few remaining journals of serious debate and opinion.

From the very beginning, the magazine has shown an eagerness to suck up to power.

How the well-meaning public became a handmaiden for terror.

Books & the Arts

Dance

Shantala Shivalingappa smolders as she dances the lives of the gods.

Book

In Edmund Fawcett’s new history, liberalism begins with capitalism and revolution.

Film

Joaquin Phoenix and Owen Wilson star in Inherent Vice, a delirious romp through all of man’s perversions.