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November 17, 2014 | The Nation

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November 17, 2014

Cover: photographs by Nicola Cohen

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Letters

Waiting for snow in Havana… Rough Rider… Kreitner replies… lowlifes prowl the Net… pri$on$ for profit…

Editorials

In New York State, the best way to end corruption, reform politics and counter inequality is to keep the WFP strong.

Accountability for the massacre in Iraq is not enough—we should really be talking about reducing reliance on private military contractors.

Progressives have forgotten that taxes do more than just raise money.

These books are crucial background to the debate over Edward Snowden.

Columns

Under Obama, the richer are richer than ever, but Wall Street rewards the GOP.

It’s much higher if you are young, poor and black.

                                                —Headline, The New York Times

Articles

In a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses the surveillance state, the American political system and the price he’s paid for his understanding of patriotism.

Massive speedups are enabling the jobless recovery.

Books & the Arts

Book

In his music and his prose, Virgil Thomson perfected a whimsically deadpan sensibility.

Book

John Lahr’s biography of Tennessee William gets mired down in psychoanalysis.

Architecture

Architecture lets us speak of the spoken indirectly.

Media

Film and TV are plagued by duration creep. Just like work—or unemployment.

Crossword

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