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February 17, 2014 Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    Slavery in the Modern World

    David Brion Davis’s pathbreaking study of the problem of slavery.

    Eric Foner

  • Abie’s Yiddish Muse

    Like a lot of red revolutionaries, Abraham Cahan ended up to the right of where he began.

    D.D. Guttenplan

  • Tested

    Diane Ravitch’s latest call-to-arms against the privatization of public schools.

    Joseph Featherstone

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  • Letters


    …And the poor get poorer… the Viagra effect… neutralize gerrymandering… put the nation back in The Nation… parochial New York… towering New York… bothered and bewildered

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