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June 29, 2009 Issue

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

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  • Editorials

    Ten Things You Can Do to Stimulate a New Economy

    Find a "good bank," make responsible investments, save locally and more...

    The Nation

  • Europe Lurches Right

    In the European parliamentary elections, the center-right has won at the expense of social democrats.

    Maria Margaronis

  • Noted.

    An oil giant settles in human rights lawsuit; Virginia's Mr. Anonymous wins primary; American reporters convicted in North Korea; Doris Shaffer remembered.

    the Editors

  • Obama’s Mideast Reset

    In the wake of a charismatic speech, it's clear that a substantial majority of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims are rooting for him.

    Juan Cole

  • A Bailout for Students

    In a slipping economy, the debt burden for students is crippling. Obama's modest but elegant plan is a step in the right direction.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Lingo: Fopcorn

    Is the history of English really the history of adult learners of a second language?

    Ange Mlinko

  • Afterimages

    A hundred ways of looking at Che Guevara.

    Maurice Isserman

  • An Empire of Vice

    Several new histories trace Cuba's exotic and reviled place in the American political imagination.

    Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

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