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March 10-17, 2014 | The Nation

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March 10-17, 2014

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Letters

Hunger games?… Snowden: necessity defense… “permission to fail”… “Czars & Samovars” redux…

Editorials

If it’s not blocked, a single corporation will be able to dictate digital communications and media content for decades to come.

A society hot for punishment is quick to play judge and jury. But there’s nothing feminist or radical about pretending to know the truth.

Columns

From celebrity deaths to the crisis of the middle class, it’s all their fault.

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Articles

On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before. What’s going on?

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Books & the Arts

Book

Ambitious beneath his pose of indolence, James McNeill Whistler was the most contradictory of artists.

Book

MoMA’s new expansion plans represent avant-gardism at its most deracinated.

From Yes Minister and The Thick of It to Veep, Scandal and House of Cards, British political satire and its American progeny reveal growing disillusionment with political irreality.

Crossword

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