November 14, 2011 | The Nation

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November 14, 2011

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Letter from prison; Keynes takes pains to ensure gains; living at the Post Office


It was an ignominious end to America's worst foreign policy disaster since the Vietnam War, and the costs, for both Iraq and the United States, will be felt for some time.

By ignoring the UN Security Council resolution’s mandate authorizing intervention, NATO may have destroyed the prospects for future legitimate uses of the principle of “responsibility to protect.”

John Nichols on Ohio Voters v. John Kasich, Jin Zhao on Steve Jobs’s Legacy in China, Dana Frank on Wikileaks Honduras

A Republican proposal in Pennsylvania would change the way electoral votes are counted—and the results could spell Obama's defeat in 2012.

The Occupy movement is not a sexual revolution. But in a society organized for alienation, it has made human contact its sword and its shield.


From the Times to NPR, the so-called liberal media has a phobia of liberals.


The nation’s largest banks are methodically harvesting the last possible pound of flesh from millions of homeowners. We should put a stop to it.

The OWS movement is already a success for having raised the issues explored in the articles presented here.

Inspired by struggles overseas and in the past, the protests have brought the wealth gap back to the center of political debate.

“Is OWS diverse enough?” is not the right question. The real challenge is ensuring the movement has a racial justice agenda.

To secure their privilege, the richest Americans resort to a range of maneuvers beyond the evasion of taxes and financial regulation.

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

The 99 percent have been footing the bill for too long. It’s time for the financial industry to pick up its own tab.

The radical message of these protests is that the crisis we face cannot be addressed through the political process.

Books & the Arts


A new biography shortchanges the poetic achievement of William Carlos Williams.


Out of the Vinyl Deeps catalogs Ellen Willis’s pop years.


Unwrapping the enigma of the career diplomat who wrote the Long Telegram.


The forty-ninth edition of the New York Film Festival.