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October 20, 2014 | The Nation

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October 20, 2014

Cover: illustration by Victor Juhasz

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Letters

ICE age… “stupid stuff” of empire… gum and shadow-casters…

Editorials

The Attorney General was a champion of civil rights—but not civil liberties.

Their extremist policies have made them so vulnerable that Corporate America is scrambling to save them.

Columns

For one-percenters like the Times columnist, city life has never been better.

Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis is eyeing Mayor Emanuel’s job.

Articles

The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.

Feisty independent Greg Orman is polling well against GOP Senator Pat Roberts, a shill for Big Money in this reddest of red states.

The line between respecting civil liberties and protecting victims is anything but clear.

The president knows US policy has been a failure. Here’s how he can make a breakthrough, in the little time he has left.

Books & the Arts

Theater

Immersive theater has no real style—except to fetishize its look.

Book

How Africa and China’s own borderlands became the center of Beijing’s new empire.

Book

By privileging historical catastrophe, a new poetry anthology narrows the definition of art.

Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.

Crossword

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