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July 12, 2010 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels


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  • Editorial

    US Funds the Taliban, II

    A Congressional investigation confirms what The Nation reported: US taxpayer funds are paying off Afghan warlords.

    Aram Roston

  • New Energy in DC?

    As he pushes climate and energy legislation, will Obama keep up the tough talk?

    the Editors

  • Noted.

    Robert Dreyfuss on McChrystal's firing, John Nichols on McCaskill's push for transparency and David Cole on the Supreme Court ruling on material support to terrorist organizations

    the Editors

  • Bloody Sunday’s Architects

    Lord Saville's Bloody Sunday report clarifies who shot whom. But the darker truth about the role of Britain's secret service is unexplained.

    Peter Pringle
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  • Books & the Arts

    As Big as Mount Ararat

    Orhan Pamuk may be the face that Turkish literature turns to the West, but the novelist Yashar Kemal is its conscience and heart.

    Marc Edward Hoffman

  • Bierced

    Ours is an age of the unexpected, the extraordinary—the uncanny. What better time to resurrect the stories of Ambrose Bierce?

    Victor LaValle

  • Cornered

    Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's 12th & Delaware; Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger's Restrepo; Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me; Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right

    Stuart Klawans
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