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July 19, 2010 | The Nation

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July 19, 2010

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

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Nicholas von Hoffman on Saul Alinsky, Jeff Madrick on wage stagnation and Stuart Klawans on Ben Sonnenberg

Editorials

This is not the end of reform; it's the beginning of a promising struggle to cut the financial sector down to tolerable dimensions and reduced power.

John Nichols on Senator Robert Byrd's life and legacy, Ari Berman on North Carolina's State Senate race and Dana Frank on the one-year anniversary of the coup in Honduras

Abuse of the filibuster costs us majority rule. Here's how to restore it.

The former editor of Grand Street was a dandy without snobbism, an aesthete without pretense.

Columns

JournoList is yet another casualty of the toxic combination of conservative conspiracy mongering and mainstream media cowardice.

What can the World Cup teach us about national identity and belonging?

Articles

And what to do about it. A Nation forum, featuring Robert Reich, Dean Baker, Katherine Newman, David Pedulla, Orlando Patterson, Jeff Madrick and Matt Yglesias.

Surging inequality, not Wall Street banditry, is the underlying cause of the Great Recession.

Developing policy solutions to reduce inequality is not difficult. Mustering political will to enact them is.

The distribution of damage done by the Great Recession is not equal. African-Americans, men and low-skilled workers have been hardest hit.

Black and white Americans still don't live near each other. Does that account for persistent economic inequality?

Addressing wage stagnation should be the country's top priority.

The twenty-first century has seen vast improvements in quality of life around the globe. But here at home, progress lags.

To build on the gains of Obama's presidency, progressive activists must focus on recruitment.

Books & the Arts

Art

In the film projects of Tacita Dean, everything is just about to disappear.

Poetry

Two new collections of the poems of Jorge Luis Borges.

Book

Heidi Durrow traces a young girl's harrowing plunge into racial identity.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the August 2, 1975, issue.