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March 26, 2012 | The Nation

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March 26, 2012

Cover: Cover photo by Reuters, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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Eric Ozawa on resistance in Japan in the wake of Fukushima, Holly Case on postwar Europe and Calvin Trillin on Republican birth-control bashing

Letters

Editorials

Obama foiled Netanyahu’s attempt to browbeat Washington into war. But the White House needs a new strategic approach.

Outrage over the surveillance of Muslim communities must be channeled into pressure to investigate—and end—the federally funded program.

The individual mandate is not a threat to fundamental liberties.

After the Fukushima disaster, a new generation has drawn inspiration from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street.

Columns

No matter how appalling the catastrophe, the nuclear industry will insist on the safety of nuclear power.

Bad things happen when laws to protect fetuses are turned against the women who carry them.

Articles

How, exactly, did she turn a relentless right-wing assault into a source of renewed political power for Planned Parenthood?

This is your brain on two weeks of non-stop Fox News.

Two decades ago, nearly one-sixth of the population was forcibly expelled. How did King Wangchuck escape any real censure?

Books & the Arts

Book

In Life Sentences, William Gass shows that consciousness needs to be stressed to be strengthened.

Art

How Renaissance painters brought human presence to the fore.

Book

A new history of Europe’s postwar world and its displaced persons.

Crossword

And check out Kosman and Picciotto’s new crossword blog, Word Salad.