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September 2-9, 2013 | The Nation

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September 2-9, 2013

Cover: photograph by Camilo José Vergara, of a Los Angeles mural by Debbie Husband

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Letters

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Editorials

His candidacy is an opportunity for New Yorkers to reimagine their city in boldly progressive ways.

Francis Reynolds on a landmark blow to stop-and-frisk, John Thomason on long-overdue justice in North Carolina, and Rebecca Nathanson on NYU’s corporate style of higher education

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

Articles

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

How low-wage food service workers are serving up justice.

Books & the Arts

Art

Two photographers focus on the difficulties of putting words to what one sees.

Wake Up and Live! reveals the connection between the radical individualism of 1930s self-help manuals and fascist politics.

Book

Johann Gottlieb Fichte undertook a pure search for truth. He also distrusted international markets. Does that make him an ancestor to anti-globalization activists?

An online dustup between two pop star penseurs shows them staggering through afterlives.

Crossword

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