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July 8-15, 2013 | The Nation

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July 8-15, 2013

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Letters

A Syrian quagmire?… cheap clothing = death… Thoreau… mass transit… The Nation as ‘security threat’

Editorials

There is a revolution afoot—one that is being carried out by the government against the fundamental law of the land.

Ari Berman on the Supreme Court's ruling in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Greg Mitchell on the US media and Syria, Dave Zirin on the protests in Brazil

For proof that the current surveillance programs are ripe for abuse, Americans need only look at what preceded them.

In a clear challenge to hardliners, President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed, ‘I have come to destroy extremism.’

Columns

The reputations of Reagan-era officials who enabled the Guatemalan genocide have not been tarnished.

South Africans of all races have reason to celebrate the life of the country’s first post-apartheid president.

Articles

A conversation about a new documentary, its provocative claims—and the facts it leaves out.

What is the NSA doing with your metadata?

Just as the Assange saga consumes too much of Alex Gibney’s film, so today’s Snowden obsession deflects attention away from our sprawling surveillance state.

Books & the Arts

Book

A poet’s reckonings with suffering and indifference.

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A portrait of the journalist and intellectual who championed the caboclos of the young Brazilian republic.

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Marcia Coyle’s damning study of the Roberts Court’s conservative agenda.

Crossword

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