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May 14, 2012 | The Nation

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May 14, 2012

Cover: Cover photo by Dorothea Lange/Library of ­Congress, design by Milton Glaser ­Incorporated

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Letters

Response to Tom Hayden’s “Participatory Democracy,” with Hayden’s reply, and to Linda Darling-Hammond’s “Redlining Our Schools.” Plus a couple historical corrections.

Editorials

As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.

New studies show that many teachers are unhappy in their jobs—and in this climate of austerity, it's no wonder.

Elizabeth Whitman on participatory budgeting, Jessica Valenti on dirty tricks against Planned Parenthood, Scott Sherman on the fight over the New York Public Library, plus: the death penalty on trial

Tarek Mehanna got seventeen years in prison for translating a document.

Columns

American Jews could play a useful role in aiding our Israeli cousins to see that they are destroying what was noble about their country. Why won't they?

A diverse democracy requires us to be able to live near one another, to come together in public space and to engage across differences.

Articles

To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the “invisible poor” out of the shadows.

Fifty years after the publication of The Other America, imagining that the author would find cause for hope—and dismay—in today's political culture.

The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.

The USDA proposes to increase line speed in poultry plants, but the debate is only about food safety. What about the workers?

Books & the Arts

Book

Anthony Shadid was an exceedingly rare reporter in the thinning ranks of American journalism.
 

Hitchcock delighted in manipulating the audience. Early on Luis Buñuel learned to be satisfied with amusing himself.

Film

Hirikazu Kore-eda’s I Wish, Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope, Shirley Clarke’s The Connection, Mia Hansen Love’s Goodbye First Love, Jennifer Baichwal’s Payback

Crossword

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