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May 4, 2015 | The Nation

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May 4, 2015

Cover: illustration by Curt Merlo

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Letters

Vietnam as living history; behind every great dictator…; our bazaar government; what is “radical”?; Radio Gaga…

Editorials

From trade deals to living-wage campaigns to student-debt relief, whose side is candidate Clinton on?

It will not only forestall a Mideast arms race; it could lead to resolution of a number of other regional crises.

Tax breaks for childcare will be a disaster. Luckily, we know a better way.

Columns

Bryan Burrough’s new book should lead us to ask why extremists are so frequently able to hijack movements fighting for social justice.

The United Kingdom’s political landscape is now as fractured and unruly as its society.

Articles

Why are campus administrators invoking civility to silence critical speech?

On the war’s 50th anniversary, peace activists will be challenging the Pentagon’s whitewashed history.

BP agreed to a $7.8 billion settlement, but still hasn’t paid out most Gulf Coast businesses.

We must rethink the post–Cold War security order.

Books & the Arts

Book

Larry Sidentop re-imagines the origins of liberalism.

Book

Warm and unaffected, Philip Glass’s memoir is nothing like his music.

Book

Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end.

Book

In Nell Zink’s The Wallcreeper, biology fails to determine anything at all.