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June 11, 2012 | The Nation

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June 11, 2012

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Letters

On Dorothea Lange, Michael Harrington, Earth Day and solitary confinement

Editorials

A book by the famous British historian was not published in Russia because the Moscow publisher discovered too many errors and misrepresentations—not, as Figes suggested, for political reasons.

Why did Obama administration lawyers refuse to discount the possibility, even for First Amendment–protected speech?

Peter Kornbluh on Obama and Cuba, Salamishah Tillet on boycotting marriage, George Zornick on Eric Griego v. Wall Street crooks, plus a new project on poverty by Barbara Ehrenreich and the Institute for Policy Studies.

Columns

Why do journalists run interference for the 1 percent, when their job is to expose their schemes?

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

Articles

In the name of fighting drugs, the Obama administration has allied itself with a corrupt coup regime.

Hey, look it over—public ownership is the most effective way to fix America’s economy.

The legacy of Colorado’s notorious nuclear plant is radioactive waste in a residential community—and public distrust of government.

Books & the Arts

Book

The recently discovered photographs of Vivian Maier are tantalizing works of artistry and ambition.

Film

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors, Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior

Book

For Albert Cossery, the world is split between those who respect a cause and those who don’t give a tinker's damn.

Film

Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator; Emad Brunat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras

Crossword

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