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September 30, 2013 | The Nation

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September 30, 2013

Cover: based on Dollarocracy jacket designed by Alyssa Stepien (Image © Si-Gal/i-Stockphoto)

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Editorials

President Obama can now embark on a new foreign policy, one that rejects military interventionism in favor of an engaged internationalism.

Why his campaign for NYC mayor has ignited the passion of New York’s progressives.

A diplomatic solution is possible.

Syrians fleeing the fighting at home have found themselves targeted amid Egypt’s political upheaval.

The latest “school reform” silver bullet fails to address how children learn.

Columns

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

Articles

On its second anniversary, a sense of failure pervades the Occupy movement, as many core activists have moved on with their lives. But was it really all for naught?

Defying stereotypes, the Model Alliance gets serious about organizing—and writes its own law to protect the most vulnerable models: children and young teens.

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

Books & the Arts

Film

Hollywood’s wonkiest director hasn’t stopped working. He’s finding new problems to solve—and toying with us again.

Book

Robert Neer’s Napalm: An American Biography; Juliette Volcler’s Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon

Book

The Unwinding is a fine-grained account of economic collapse that runs aground on causeless abstractions.

Crossword

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