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October 11, 2010 | The Nation

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October 11, 2010

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Don Rose on the end of the Daley era in Chicago,  Calvin Trillin on Christine O'Donnell and our readers on Eric Alterman's "Kabuki Democracy."

Editorials

The tragic irony of this political moment: the people with the most faith in Obama are the hardest hit by the economic disaster, and this brute fact is driving the enthusiasm gap.

Is there a progressive vision for the post-Daley era in Chicago?

Michael Tracy on the Republican filibuster of the DREAM Act and Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, Peter Rothberg on the One Nation Working Together march and Jennifer O'Mahony on the Pope's visit to England

It's long past time for us to recognize Arab- and Muslim-Americans as an integral part of America's complexity.

Columns

With Marty Peretz, the problem is not a single racist statement, it's a lifetime of them.

In the George W. Bush years, there was little political capital in scapegoating Muslims. Now, apparently, there's a lot.

Articles

He's now in the fight of his life.

In a test case for Democrats, the fiery Florida populist takes on a stiff challenge from the right.

The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.

Books & the Arts

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The enigma of George Price: He derived an equation for the evolution of altruism, yet he died believing himself a failed good Samaritan.

Art

How did craft become a calling that dare not speak its name?

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the October 11, 1975, issue.