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October 25, 2010 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorials

    Make It Legal

    Undocumented workers are so thoroughly woven into the fabric of our economy that even two professional immigrant-bashers, Lou Dobbs and Meg Whitman, have found it difficult to avoid relying on their labor.

    the Editors

  • Obama’s Long War

    Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars is essential reading for anyone seeking a map out of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Tom Hayden

  • Noted.

    John Nichols on attorneys general against Citizens United, Adam Federman on hazards of natural gas drilling and Jennifer O'Mahoney on attempts to rollback California's regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

    Various Contributors

  • The Antisocial Network

    As Facebook continues to shape norms online and set the bar for aspiring start-ups, it is worth remembering the premise that it was built on.

    Ari Melber

  • She Bop

    Masturbation is normal, natural and good for you; you wouldn't know it from the hours of talk-media devoted to winks and nudges over the adventures of Christine O'Donnell.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Antisocial Network

    As Facebook continues to shape norms online and set the bar for aspiring start-ups, it is worth remembering the premise that it was built on.

    Ari Melber

  • Representative Women

    Christine Stansell's The Feminist Promise is a landmark book, yet is indifferent to the role of ideas in feminism's history.

    Martha C. Nussbaum

  • Doing the Time: On Paul Chan

    Waiting for Godot in New Orleans is a field guide to the life of an idea worked out in a community over eight months.

    Nick Stillman

  • Traps

    David Fincher's The Social Network; Yael Hersonki's A Film Unfinished; Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

    Stuart Klawans

  • Fair Warning

    In Our Orbit: Tom Engelhardt's The American Way of War.

    Frederick Deknatel

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