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November 12, 2012 | The Nation

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November 12, 2012

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Letters

About that file in your cake…; Zion Agonistes; a poem for Malala…

Editorials

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, who died at 90 on October 21, embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

As a federal district judge in Iowa, I have sentenced a staggering number of low-level drug addicts to long prison terms. This is not justice.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Paul Wellstone ten years later, Allison Kilkenny on Obama and Romney's silence on the housing crisis, John Nichols on Clear Channel’s voter intimidation billboards and Elisa Wouk Almino on Brazil’s prison problem

Beneath the political debates over the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens is a history of American meddling in the country—which set the stage for the assassination.

A tribute to the pioneering environmentalist who put science in the service of social justice.

Columns

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.

Articles

While neglecting the real issues—and ignoring the radicalization of the Republican Party—reporters obsess over made-up “gaffes” and meaningless campaign moments.

The realization that markets need government saved capitalism after World War II.

The wing-nuttery’s gaybaiting is not just a fringe phenomenon—it’s part of an old Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats.

He would eviscerate environmental regulation and encourage plunder by oil and gas interests.

Books & the Arts

Book

Nothing ages faster than the idea of an “ageless” writer. Consider the posthumous career of Henry James.

Film

Among the standouts at this year’s NYFF are Christian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills and Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers.

Crossword

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