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June 10-17, 2013 | The Nation

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June 10-17, 2013

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Editorials

Prosecution of whistleblowers, dragnet seizure of phone records, the threatened criminalization of basic news-gathering—it’s dangerous for the media, and dangerous for democracy.

The uproar over government searches of media phone records should not obscure the deeper problem—the law’s failure to protect the privacy of all of us in the digital age.

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

The Constitutional Court may have vacated Efraín Ríos Montt’s conviction, but the struggle for justice will continue. And nothing can annul the survivors’ testimony and courage.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

Columns

Reports of President Obama’s demise turn out to be greatly exaggerated.

Articles

Liberalism—including much of what’s published in this magazine—seems well-intentioned but inadequate. The solution lies in the re-emergence of American radicalism.

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don’t disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments.

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

Books & the Arts

Book

Why is Léon Krier defending anew the work of the Third Reich’s master builder?

Book

Ralph Lemon’s Come Home Charley Patton

Book

The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.

Film

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight

Crossword

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