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January 24, 2011 | The Nation

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January 24, 2011

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Eric Foner on African-Americans in elected office, James Ledbetter on Eisenhower and The Nation and Alisa Solomon on artistic repression in Hungary.

Editorials

The arc of history bends towards justice, but it will not bend by itself.

John Nichols on filibuster reform; Ari Berman on Obama's new chief of staff, Bill Daley.

America may have a black president—but very few other African-Americans have been elected to political office.

The Nation was central to Eisenhower's understanding of the military-industrial complex.

The right-wing nationalist government has defunded and harassed the influential theater community and passed a harsh new media censorship law, threatening the country’s fragile democratic institutions.

Columns

If Republicans had their way, citizenship in America would become pay-to-play.

Conservatives today talk up all kinds of values, but they're all subordinated to a single goal: class warfare.

Articles

Obama's election was not the game changer progressives hoped for. For that, we need to remake our democracy's rules.

When the Democratic Party fails to use government’s extensive powers to reverse economic disorder, it must be the end of the line for the governing ideology inherited from Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson.

The Cuban exile has a long record of terror, but his trial, starting today, is on lesser charges.

Books & the Arts

Book

Like Siberia itself, Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia seems simply to drift off into the distance.

The 4,500 images in the recently discovered Mexican Suitcase deepen our understanding of photojournalism as well as the complexities of the Spanish Civil War.

Film

The highlights of 2010 included Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, Jeff Malmberg's Marwencol and the twenty-fifth-anniversary rerelease of Claude Lanzmann's Shoah.
 

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the January 24, 1976, issue.