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May 5, 2008 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Dreaming Obama in North Carolina

    Conversations with historian John Hope Franklin and civil rights heroes about race, memory and the possibility of change.

    Tom Hayden

  • Why Hillary Makes My Wife Scream

    By trying to inflict maximum damage on Obama, she's threatening the Democratic Party's chances for the White House. Progressives need to intervene.

    Tom Hayden

  • Tough Love for Israel

    Another Middle East peace conference? Statesmen instead should have the moral and political courage to end the massive hoax the peace process has become.

    Henry Siegman

  • Nation Note

    With this issue The Nation debuts a new feature: "Back Talk," Q&A's with literary, cultural and otherwise notable figures.

    the Editors

  • Noted.

    Frederika Randall on Berlusconi's return, John Nichols on fast-tracking Colombia, Jayati Vora on Patrick Cockburn's Muqtada, Christopher Hayes on the new Israel lobby.

    the Editors

  • Seeking Superdelegates

    Online activists are shining much-needed light on superdelegates, revealing who they are and how they'll vote--and asking why we need them.

    Ari Melber

  • KBR’s Rape Problem

    Three women contractors raped in Iraq testify before a Senate committee: why has the Justice Department failed to prosecute crimes like these?

    Karen Houppert

  • Olympic Flame Out

    Boycotts of the Beijing Olympics are easy. What's harder is moving China towards meaningful progress on human rights.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Dreaming Obama in North Carolina

    Conversations with historian John Hope Franklin and civil rights heroes about race, memory and the possibility of change.

    Tom Hayden

  • The Light Stuff

    The Kindle e-reader lightens your load, but can you curl up with it in bed?

    Melanie Rehak

  • Back Talk: Nicholson Baker

    In the debut of a new biweekly series, the author of Human Smoke discusses pacifism and World War II.

    Christine Smallwood

  • Her Good Thing

    The versatile vocalist Mable John, now a novelist and minister, has come a long way since the 1960s soul era that made her (almost) famous.

    Nathaniel Friedman

  • Every Photo an Archive

    Peppered with moving, thought-provoking elements, the photographic exhibition "Archive Fever" is fascinating but essentially incoherent.

    Susie Linfield

  • Arms and the Right

    Two books dissect the contentious, confusing debate over gun control and the frequently misinterpreted Second Amendment.

    Daniel Lazare

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  • Letters

    Letters

    Diverse opinions on the Fed, the New Deal...and more about our choice of words.

    Our Readers