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November 26, 2012 | The Nation

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November 26, 2012

Cover: Cover design  by Milton Glaser Incorporated, art by Steven Brodner

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Letters

Teachable moment; lizard brains’ll getcha every time; good deficits, bad deficits; industrial diet; the debates next time

Editorials

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Allison Kilkenny on Occupy Sandy, Michael Tracey on voting after the hurricane, Betsy Reed on New Hampshire's Maggie Hassan, Sasha Abramsky on the end of “three strikes” in California

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Columns

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Articles

With a new play, Emotional Creature, and big plans for V-Day 2013, the activist playwright reaches for new heights. 

Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.

Progressives falsely assume this mysterious institution is impervious to public pressure. We need to make our voices heard.

Social movements must bring the creative energy of protest culture to electoral campaigns.

Books & the Arts

Public sympathies and political outcomes over the Amistad Africans drifted in opposite directions.

Book

Have histories of famines caused by totalitarianism become a distraction to the new politics of hunger?

Film

Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski’s Cloud Atlas, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s The Law in These Parts.

Crossword

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