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May 13, 2013 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Terror in Texas

    There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.

    Richard Kim

  • Noted

    Katrina vanden Heuvel on austerity’s flawed foundation, Dave Zirin on firing the Steubenville coach, Andrew Bard Epstein on direct action against drones, the editors on transparency and the Bradley Manning case

    Various Contributors

  • Washington’s Response to 9/11: Torture, Disappearances, War Crimes

    That’s the unanimous conclusion of a nonpartisan task force. It should teach us not to overreact to the Boston bombings.

    David Cole

  • Is There a Chechen Connection to the Boston Bombings?

    It appears the Tsarnaev brothers were self-motivated. But their Salafist extremism was itself one outgrowth of the brutal Chechen wars of independence against Russia.

    Thomas Goltz

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Trials of Rafi Segal

    In Israel, an architectural competition and its winner have been sabotaged by the bad faith of its sponsors.

    Michael Sorkin

  • Risky Business: On Risk and Individualism

    A history of how risk management profits from manufacturing new forms of uncertainty and insecurity.

    Stephen Mihm

  • And Darkness Comes: On Aleksandar Hemon

    How did everything a writer had known and loved come violently apart?

    Aaron Thier

  • Beyond

    Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, Derek Cinfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, Brian Helgeland’s 42

    Stuart Klawans

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