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May 27, 2013 | The Nation

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May 27, 2013

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Editorials

“Humanitarian” intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster.

Resistance is growing, and with good reason—test mania delivers few benefits and often harms the students it’s meant to help. 

John Nichols on CISPA’s opponents, Cos Tollerson on Brazil’s stadium controversy, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy the Pipeline

Someone somewhere must die for the pleasure someone somewhere else takes in a $4.95 bikini top.

Introducing Wen Stephenson

Columns

Media observers horrified at the thought of a Koch takeover of the Tribune Company are more sanguine about Murdoch. What are they thinking?

The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.

The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.

Articles

What would it mean if we were to walk in his footsteps?

James Hansen bravely told the truth even when the Bush administration tried to silence and penalize him.

Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel?

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Books & the Arts

How did the conservative ideas of Friedrich Hayek and the Austrian school become our economic reality? By turning the market into the realm of great politics and morals.

Music

Profligate, prolific, towering over the landscape: Is Taylor Swift China?

Crossword

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