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January 5, 2009 | The Nation

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January 5, 2009

Cover: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Nomi Prins on the economy, Alexander Cockburn on Bernard Madoff, David Schiff on Charles Ives

Letters

Standards Editor Craig Whitney issued this response to questions posed by The Nation about its coverage of the Russia-Georgia conflict in South Ossetia.


Postcard From Nebraska

Dannebrog, Neb.

Editorials

When Obama needs a hammer, National Security Adviser James Jones will provide one.

Instead of facilitating mergers, we should be reregulating the banking industry and enforcing real transparency.

An award for Nation reporter Mohamad Bazzi, a detention forNation board member Richard Falk.

Hysteria over looters in the storm-ravaged city had grave unintended consequences. Justice must be done.

GOP lawmakers are taking aim at autoworkers but letting overpaid CEOs off the hook.

Columns

Howl

Banks have stopped lending money, so the Federal Reserve is printing more. That's the wrong way to resolve our economic crisis.

Extinguishing race as a meaningful category demands we get rid of the racism that gives it meaning.

Music

Ten great groups that help people who are worse off than you are.

What separates Madoff's Ponzi scheme from the follies of the bailed-out banks, and how is Blagojevich's pay-to-play any different from standard political fundraising?

The people in charge of the bailout attempts
Now constantly change how the effort is skewed.
They're titans of Wall Street and finance and such.

Articles

Rep. John Conyers expressed concern and a California activist group called for investigations of vigilante violence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

An editor ponders the publishing industry meltdown--and the precarious future of books.

Howard Dean's fifty-state strategy remade the Democratic Party. What comes next?

Did New Orleans police play a role in the grisly death of Henry Glover?

White vigilante justice tore through New Orleans after the storm. But no official investigation has shed light on the violence.

Books & the Arts

Book

Michèle Bernstein's Situationist novel explores a Paris hovering between Old World and New Wave.

Book

A new collection of poems by Jack Spicer returns one of the great American visionaries to print.

Book

In songs, symphonies and sonatas, Charles Ives furnished America's musical past with a future.

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Margaret Thatcher is never named in Derek Raymond's Factory novels, but her shadow falls over them.

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