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June 18, 2012 | The Nation

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June 18, 2012

Cover: Cover design by José Chicas

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Letters

Responses to Alexander Cockburn, John M. Barry, Katha Pollitt and Jane McAlevey, and another Italian lesson

Editorials

The Central Library Plan will compromise the NYPL's scholarly mission.

The real problem with JPMorgan’s risky bets is that the bank is gambling with our money.

Emily Douglas on NARAL president Nancy Keenan, and Daniel Denvir on Philadelphia’s attack on public schools

A new database is being called the “Wikipedia of Innocence” for its unprecedented look at wrongful convictions.

When it comes to the distant past, there’s a lot we don’t know about what occurred sexually.

Columns

The administration promised a sensible approach to drug policy. So why are the feds attacking the medical marijuana industry?

Tip-stealing bosses are rarely called to account for their abuses. It's time to blow the whistle.

Articles

Amazon got big fast, hastening the arrival of digital publishing. But how big is too big?

In Germany, fixed-price laws curtail the power of retail chains and help to sustain a vibrant literary culture.

Why does Amazon now have customers do the search chores it used to do for them, and in innovative ways?

Books & the Arts

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Is the current financial crisis a problem of liquidity or one of solvency?

Art

Chockablock with art, art fairs are essentially authorless.

Crossword

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