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May 17, 2010 | The Nation

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May 17, 2010

Cover: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Geoff Pingree and Sebastiaan Faber on the crusading Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón; Stuart Klawans on Our Imprudent Wars and other films.

Editorials

The state's incendiary new immigration law has created a police state.

Jon Wiener on honoring Walter Moseley; John Nichols on Jim Hightower's populism

Was Wall Street short-sighted—or did it know full well the financial crisis was coming?

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón has revolutionized international law--and now faces a suspension that could end his career.

Columns

Our elected representatives know who pays the bills.

For the Christian right, to reject a bigoted preacher is to deny "the right to pray."

Articles

Will 2010's tally reflect the changing face of America?

A discussion with the author of Ill Fares the Land about social democracy, trains and our desiccated ethical vocabulary.

Just as Americans came to appreciate Medicare and Social Security, so will they come to value publicly funded healthcare.

Books & the Arts

Book

A handful of recent revisionist histories of the Vietnam War are shaping counterinsurgency policy in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Book

In the Falling Snow suggests that Caryl Phillips's considerable talents have further calcified into a mannered style.

Film

A film series organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and ArteEast tries to make sense of Lebanon's Civil War.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the May 13, 1968, issue.