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January 9-16, 2012 | The Nation

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January 9-16, 2012

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Katrina vanden Heuvel on Russia's "December evolution," Calvin Trillin on Rick Perry’s debating skills, a poem by Eugenio Montale

Editorials

Mass demonstrations in Moscow and dozens of other cities have been the most striking display of grassroots activism since the early 1990s.

Sara Mayeux on Newt Gingrich's attempt to shut down the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Liza Featherstone on the education justice movement and Occupy USA, Jamie Raskin on fostering socially responsible businesses

“Christopher had a twenty-five-year adventure with The Nation that I hope was as rewarding for him as it was for us, despite the political collisions.”

Columns

Contrary to the spin, New York’s new tax plan privileges millionaires at the expense of the 99 percent.

Today, neither the press nor government has the authority to validate little Virginia's belief in miracles.

Articles

Instead of a new era of democracy, disarmament and interdependence, we have had unchecked militarism and economic crisis.

Twenty years later, questions endure about how and why the nation abruptly dissolved.

Ever since 1991, Russians have been looking to the Soviet past for comfort and pride.

This holiday season, we celebrate the most inspiring activists, organizations and politicians who are fighting for the 99 percent.

Books & the Arts

A case of scientific misconduct at Harvard.

Book

Andrew Tabler’s In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle With Syria; Steven Cook’s The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square.

Book

In 11/22/63, Stephen King conveys the horrors of American exceptionalism.