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January 20, 2014 | The Nation

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January 20, 2014

Cover: design by Robert Best

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Letters

Children farming the land… JFK… Eric Hobsbawm/“Francis Newton”… the world wars…

Editorials

Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.

Soon we’ll all be stuck with the unjust working conditions that immigrants face: contingent jobs, with lousy pay and few or no benefits.

As minimum wage battles flare around the country, the nation’s capital leads the way with a significant increase.

Columns

Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.

With Duck Dynasty, A&E has a golden opportunity to get real.

Articles

How the rise of Occupy and decline of the neoliberal narrative helped shape the “de Blasio moment”

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

What Bill de Blasio can learn from Antonio Villaraigosa

The outlook for Mayor de Blasio’s signature initiative just got a whole lot brighter.

In the Bloomberg era, the woes of wealthy parents eclipsed those of everyone else. Now we’re talking about what most families are up against. 

Books & the Arts

Was the author's aristocratic grandfather, who would become a leader of the armed resistance against Brazil’s military dictatorship, a hero or a terrorist?

Book

To what extent does Franco’s rule still dictate contemporary Spanish culture?

Book

In 1924, Lidia Ivanova, George Balanchine’s “lost muse,” disappeared on the eve of their company’s first European tour. Was her death an accident?

Crossword

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