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January 27, 2014 | The Nation

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January 27, 2014

Cover: Hale Woodruff’s mural Mutiny on the Amistad (1939), courtesy of Talladega College, Alabama

Browse Selections From Recent Years

2014

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2006

2005

2004

Letters

Don’t follow the money… a Nation memory… Twitterverse?… Hannah and her misters…

Editorials

Updating the Fourth Amendment has been done before, to address the invention of cars, phones and GPS. It’s time to do it again.

Almost every day, corporations seize them without our informed consent. The consumer protection bureau should put a stop to it.

An appeals court's unprecedented removal of Shira Scheindlin has sent a chilling message to other federal judges.

Columns

Wild Republican accusations have been debunked—but still they continue.

The returning William Bratton should recognize that the notorious policy has exacerbated discrimination, not improved safety.

Articles

The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.

The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.

An alliance is born between anti-gay, anti-abortion American groups and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.

Books & the Arts

Television

Treme is an understated and deeply melancholic patchwork of American stubbornness.

Book

How was Emily Dickinson able to be frugal and fruitful in her art?

The teenpop of the teens has proved discomfiting, like the dead brought back to life.

Film

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake, Asghar Farhadi’s The Past

Crossword

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