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November 1, 2010 | The Nation

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November 1, 2010

Cover: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Alexander Cockburn on Jerry Brown, Richard Kim on queer youth and Calvin Trillin on Carl Paladino

Editorials

This election season, we are witnessing an assault on democracy by multinational corporations that, freed by the Citizens United ruling, are out to get the best government money can buy.

When faced with something so painful as gay teen suicide, it's easy to scapegoat child bullies.  It's hard to create a world that wants queer youth to live and thrive.

Maura Elizabeth Cunningham and Jeffrey Wasserstrom on Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Brad Lander on paid sick days for New York City; and Richard Kim on Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Labour Party's biggest challenge is the lack of a credible alternative to the Conservative-Liberal narrative of crisis and austerity.

Walking the streets of Hebron feels like wandering through a post-apocalyptic video game come to life.

Columns

California's problems are well beyond the curative powers of any one governor. If Jerry Brown wins in November, there's no need to nourish foolish hopes.

Articles

His 1934 California gubernatorial run created one of the most important mass movements ever,  helped push the New Deal to the left -- and inspired the birth of the modern political campaign.

The Working Families Party faces down the corporate backlash.

Angelo Mozilo, former CEO of Countrywide Financial, has just agreed to pay $67.5 million SEC fine. But the landmark 2008 settlement with Bank of America, which had acquired Countrywide that year, has done little to help defrauded homeowners.

Books & the Arts

Book

Remembering David Markson (1927–2010), whose playful novels pushed storytelling to the edge of understanding.

Art

In his paintings and travels, Paul Gauguin sought a corner of himself that was still unknown.

Book

Is Super Sad True Love Story the kind of novel Gary Shteyngart might previously have held in contempt?

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the November 1, 1975, issue.