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May 28, 2012 | The Nation

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May 28, 2012

Cover: Cover photo of Trina Garnett by Lynn Garnett, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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Letters

Bruce Springsteen, Death of a Salesman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Iran

Editorials

We should shrink the alliance’s budget and ambitions and focus on the greatest threat to the West: economic crisis.

The financial crunch has broken the illusion of stability, exposing a deeper crisis of representation.

Richard Kim on Obama and same-sex marriage, Connor Guy on the truth about Tasers, Hannah Murphy on Activist New York

As politicians dither, the threat of default spreads from Greece to Spain and Italy.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Columns

In a city divided by extremes, the festival brings together all kinds of people to cook up something marvelous.

Articles

Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could today’s Supreme Court ruling against juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?

Spending the same money on education, or clean energy, would bring many more jobs—among other benefits.

Has the ICC struck a blow against impunity or heightened tensions—or both?

The former Liberian dictator abetted the atrocities of a proxy army. Henry Kissinger did the same in Indonesia/East Timor.

It’s smart politics—the PO is popular, and could be a great community aid in the digital era.

Books & the Arts

Book

Why are Yale and other top universities teaching a Grand Strategy seminar if the conditions that seemed to call for grand strategizing no longer exist?

Book

For Mary Dudziak, we are now experiencing a time of permanent war, one that does not bother everyday Americans.

Book

The musician’s posthumous memoir, The Last Holiday, is as rich and ambiguous as his declaration that “The Revolution Will Not be Televised.”

Crossword

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