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May 13, 2013 | The Nation

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May 13, 2013

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Letters

Whistleblowing while you work; jocks’ rape culture; gay marriage: outdated from the start?; Anthony Lewis and Noam Chomsky

Editorials

There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on austerity’s flawed foundation, Dave Zirin on firing the Steubenville coach, Andrew Bard Epstein on direct action against drones, the editors on transparency and the Bradley Manning case

That’s the unanimous conclusion of a nonpartisan task force. It should teach us not to overreact to the Boston bombings.

It appears the Tsarnaev brothers were self-motivated. But their Salafist extremism was itself one outgrowth of the brutal Chechen wars of independence against Russia.

Articles

How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011.

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

An already-bleak housing and homelessness situation is about to get a lot worse.

After fleeing violence at home, Syrians struggle to eke out a new life in Jordan’s cities and towns.

Books & the Arts

In Israel, an architectural competition and its winner have been sabotaged by the bad faith of its sponsors.

Book

A history of how risk management profits from manufacturing new forms of uncertainty and insecurity.

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How did everything a writer had known and loved come violently apart?

Film

Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, Derek Cinfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, Brian Helgeland’s 42

Crossword

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