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January 28, 2013 | The Nation

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January 28, 2013

Cover: Cover illustration and design by Shepard Fairey

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Letters

“Financial, economic, military and political” inertia, fracking, National Socialism, Henry James, the Battle in Seattle

Editorials

In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.

Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.

Christie Thompson on the Wilmington Ten, Greg Mitchell on Al Jazeera America, Aura Bogado on Idle No More, John Nichols on Gerda Lerner

The upcoming Knesset elections mark the culmination of settler dominance over the country's politics.

Columns

Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.

Articles

It's the antidote to the consumerism and cynicism that define our culture.

Artists can open a space of possibility in politics, but their role is problematic—and not always positive.

It’s how I came to understand that the world—and all oppression—is connected.

By providing free instruments, we use music to help rehabilitate prison inmates.

I refused to run a negative campaign for New York City Council, focusing instead on community and democratic empowerment.

There is something eerily disquieting about Antarctica, where humanity isn’t capable of enduring long.

We can truly know only that which we have made: human history.

My Tante Rezia was a patron of the arts, one of those silent supporters that every family, every artist, has and needs but rarely acknowledges.

Three years after the earthquake, 350,000 are still living in refugee camps, while millions in aid money is lavished on a tourist hotel.

Books & the Arts

Book

A new biography of John Keats is no match for Keats’s poetic inventions.

Book

How Argentine fiction about the Malvinas War conspires in a trick of perspective.

Film

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained; Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse

Crossword

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