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March 19, 2012 | The Nation

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March 19, 2012

Cover: Cover photo of an anti-austerity protest in Athens by John Kolesidis/Reuters, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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Mark Ames on Ron Paul’s biggest backer, Paul Hockenos on nuclear power in Germany and a poem by Drew Gardner

Letters

Do justices feel shame?—the Met found wanting—can Congress feel our pain?—eyewitnesses: not 20/20—a reviewed author objects—Rainbow Rowell’s welfare essay
 

Editorials

The eurocrisis fully exposes the folly of deficit mania in a time of recession. So why are the GOP candidates still oblivious?

Attacks on church-state separation by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum reflect the growing power in the party of religious extremists.

Umar Farooq on NYPD spying, Victor Navasky on Italy’s Il Manifesto, Ruth Baldwin on Anthony Shadid and Jen Marlowe on supporting the family of Troy Davis

Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?
 

Finally, after years of persistent effort by courageous women activists, one of the world’s most brutal dictators has been indicted.

Articles

In less than two years, Athens has changed from a reasonably prosperous capital to a broken city.

Costly technologies have opened up new sources in the Western Hemisphere—but they pose immense environmental dangers.

The transition to a low-carbon future is ambitious and, so far, has been remarkably smooth.

Why was Baby Doc able to return after decades of exile and evade justice, despite his crimes?

The NBA point-guard phenom has sparked a national discussion about racism against Asian-Americans.
 

Books & the Arts

Dance

Can the work of Merce Cunningham survive his death and the closing of his dance company?

Jenny Martinez and Kathryn Sikkink offer conflicting histories of the ascendency of international courts.

Film

Jafar Panahi’s This Is Not a Film; Kimi Takesue’s Where Are You Taking Me?; Manfred Kirchheimer’s Art Is…The Permanent Revolution

Crossword

And check out Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad, just starting this week!