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November 19, 2012 | The Nation

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November 19, 2012

Cover: Cover design by Omar Rubio; cover art by Steve Brodner

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Letters

Obama 2012; unions are people; this is your brain on Darwin…

Editorials

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

No TV ads, no fancy consultants. The staunchly progressive Vermont senator is coasting toward re-election by talking about real issues, listening to voters and organizing.

Jessica Valenti on ending rape illiteracy, Christie Thompson on the ACLU’s lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, Rosamund Hunter on Russell Means, Lucy McKeon on Fisher v. Texas

The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban has rightly captured the world’s attention. But what about the invisible child victims of US drones?

Columns

Even now, our understanding of that fraught moment is built on falsehoods and myths.

The disaffection across the country goes way beyond an “enthusiasm gap.”

Articles

How the international relief effort after the 2010 earthquake excluded Haitians from their own recovery.

Says editor Dan Wakefield, hIs writing “is done with such seemingly simple language and style that it sometimes seems shocking.”

It’s taking place amid deep intraparty divisions and growing public anger over corruption.

The right celebrates Reagan as the cold war “victor.” American memorials tell a different story.

Books & the Arts

Book

On socialism or the Middle East, Fred Halliday’s intellectual flexibility was one of his greatest strengths.

Book

In Black Bazaar, characters vent and stumble over their shared obsession with the colonial past.

Crossword

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