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May 20, 2013 | The Nation

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May 20, 2013

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Letters

Korea seen clearly, the poop on the pipeline, a blast of fresh arctic air, Jared Diamond, Anthony Lewis again

Editorials

As the hunger strike approaches its 100th day on May 17, 100 prisoners are refusing food.

As I saw on a reporting trip to Bangladesh, Rana Plaza was a disaster waiting to happen.

Jordan Smith on prosecutorial accountability in Texas, and Laura Flanders on the passing of Bob Edgar

In defiance of its mission to preserve important works, the Museum of Modern Art has decided to raze the Folk Art building.

Columns

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

A throwback is just that, even if it is shrouded in organic hemp cloth.

Articles

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.

Jon Cruddas, who’s now leading a comprehensive policy review, says he wants to renew the party’s roots in English radicalism.

Books & the Arts

Book

Ahmed Rashid’s gloomy, essential account of the divisive US-Pakistan alliance.

Art

The Whitney’s adventurous, awkward attempt to explore abstract art through the blues.

Book

Nikolai Leskov’s The Enchanted Wandered and Other Stories; Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself

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How music plagiarism ruined a composer’s career and literally drove him mad.

Crossword

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