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November 9, 2015 Issue
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What I Learned on a Luxury Cruise Through the Global-Warming Apocalypse
To see the Arctic death spiral firsthand, and to see the Arctic before it melted, I took a 17-day “adventure cruise” and learned an inconvenient truth: We can’t make it stop.
How a Gentrification Scam Threatens New York’s Community Gardens
Shady developers know one easy way to build luxury condos: Claim ownership of communal land.
Why Palestinians Need an International Protection Force
It will ensure that lives are placed above politics, and defend a besieged population nearing its 50th year under brutal occupation.
John Cameron Mitchell’s Journey From Reaganite to Punk Queen
prepares a national tour, its creator talks with our editors about the show’s genesis, ’90s New York, and socialist project management.
The 5 Books You Need to Read to Understand Gentrification
Here’s how it works.
What’s Wrong With Obama’s Decision to Keep Troops in Afghanistan
They’re protecting the tenuous grip on power of an increasingly unpopular government.
Why Today’s GOP Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’
Tea Party rebels are exposing the deep rifts between country-club elites and social-issue hard-liners.
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Books and the Arts
Humanism, Science, and the Radical Expansion of the Possible
Why we shouldn’t let neuroscience banish mystery from human life.
The Noisy Silence of Picasso’s Guitars
His sculptures reveal the artist’s secret affinities with nascent anti-colonialist movements.
Something Important Seeping Out of the World
Films about mourning and illness, and some worthy commercial fare, dominated this year’s New York Film Festival.
Self as Sovereign
Where do we get the notion of mind as separate from body?
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Letters From the November 9, 2015, Issue
Inside out and outside in… Gates’s gilded gospel… obstacle illusions…
Puzzle No. 3378
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto