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February 11, 2013 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Obama’s Shout-Out to Freedom

    In his second inaugural address, the president stood for collective action, solidarity, social justice. Now let’s make him act on it.

    the Editors

  • Government Persecution, From Aaron Swartz to Bradley Manning

    The Justice Department has been ruthless in targeting those who bring hidden information into the public realm. 

    Chase Madar

  • Noted

    Robert Dreyfuss on peace and the inaugural address, Dan Wakefield on inaugural poet Richard Blanco, James Cersonsky and Alec Luhn on student movements, the editors on Jeremy Scahill’s Dirty Wars and John Palattella on William Deresiewicz’s Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing

    Various Contributors

  • Google’s Monopoly on the News

    Left undiscussed in the FTC’s investigation is the search giant’s ability to limit what we all read.  

    William F. Baker

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  • Books and the Arts

    Magna Carter

    Every musical note has life in it. For six decades the composer Elliott Carter imagined that life precisely.

    David Schiff

  • Shelf Life

    Shawn Francis Peters’s The Catonsville Nine.

    Mark Oppenheimer

  • Hotel Artists

    How working in hotels led Henri Matisse and Ian Wallace to rediscover the intoxicating purity of light.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • Crazy, Stupid, Guns

    Moussa Touré’s La Pirogue, Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad

    Stuart Klawans

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