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March 4, 2013 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Obama Takes a Stand Against Austerity

    He may not have achieved the full FDR, but the president’s State of the Union speech, like his Inaugural, displayed a welcome progressive spirit.

    the Editors

  • Lessons From Mali, Algeria and Libya

    Expanding Washington’s military footprint in North Africa may be well intended, but it could be destabilizing and lead to blowback.

    the Editors

  • Noted

    John Nichols on the US Postal Service, Elana Leopold on rebel teachers in Seattle, Lucy McKeon on Ramarley Graham’s legacy, and the editors on Charlottesville’s anti-drone resolution

    Various Contributors

  • What’s Wrong With Obama’s Drone Policy

    The White House evidently believes it can kill us in secret and never own up to the fact.

    David Cole
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  • Books & the Arts

    You Are What You Click: On Microtargeting

    Why privacy and anonymity are being violated online by an unstoppable process of data profiling.

    David Auerbach

  • Stalker

    For the novelist James Lasdun, being stalked online is like “swallowing a cup of poison every morning.”

    Caleb Crain

  • Shelf Life

    Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably; Maurice Pilat’s Police; Leo McCary’s My Son John.

    Akiva Gottlieb

  • In Our Orbit: My Lai Rules

    Nick Turse’s Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.

    Richard Kreitner
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  • Letters


    Time to ditch the word ‘choice’?; act locally; the barbarism of empire; corrections and clarification

    Our Readers