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September 26, 2011 | The Nation

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September 26, 2011

Cover: Cover photo by Rick Rowley, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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Andy Robinson on the victims of Europe's debt crisis, Billy Easton on New York’s public schools and Aaron Thier on Chris Bachelder

Letters

Words as weapons, austerity in the eurozone, Francis Perkins, stop the foreclosures

Editorials

Four things Obama can push in his speech tonight to get America back on track.

While progressives protest the budget-slashing of Tea Party governors like Wisconsin's Scott Walker, are Democrats like New York's Andrew Cuomo getting a free pass?

John Nichols on taxing Wall Street, Mike Elk on a win against the megabanks and Katelyn Belyus on subscribing to The Nation while incarcerated

Four decades after the bloodiest prison massacre in US history, we have yet to accept the basic fact that prisoners are human.

Columns

Our country has no need for the Keystone pipeline extension.

We keep hearing about how the recession wounded the middle class. But the poor are hurting much worse.

Articles

How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.

Caught in debt, being fed the poison of austerity, the victims of Europe’s crisis seek a path out.

Books & the Arts

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Two volumes of T.S. Eliot's letters elucidate how the momentous achievements of his art were determined by moments of awful daring.

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Why did different segments of the Soviet population experience Khrushchev’s reforms in radically different ways?
 

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Bettany Hughes's biography of Socrates is a book that Socrates himself, on a mean day, would have torn to shreds.

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In his novel Abbott Awaits, Chris Bachelder employs his comic wackiness to great effect.