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October 10, 2016, Issue
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The Black Panthers’ Overlooked Revolution
Fifty years later, four women who helped build the party look back on the less-attention-grabbing part of its history.
Don’t Waste Your Vote on the Corporate Agenda—Vote for Jill Stein and the Greens
Most progressives will vote for Clinton to keep Trump out of the White House. That’s understandable, but even more important is building an alternative to pro-capitalist parties.
Your Vote for Jill Stein Is a Wasted Vote
If you want to join a party that has no chance of effecting progressive change, the Greens are for you!
Orlando Letelier Was a True Patriot
Even from exile, he continued to fight for his fellow Chileans.
Washington Knew Pinochet Ordered an Act of Terrorism on US Soil—but Did Nothing About It
Obama now has an opportunity to commemorate his victims by releasing the still-secret documents that hold the Chilean dictator accountable.
40 Years Ago, This Chilean Exile Warned Us About the Shock Doctrine. Then He Was Assassinated.
Orlando Letelier’s 1976
essay is still essential reading.
Bernie Sanders: The ‘Nation’ Interview
In an exclusive post-primary sit-down, Senator Sanders speaks on Our Revolution, Donald Trump, and what he really thinks about Hillary Clinton.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
The ‘Chicago Boys’ in Chile: Economic Freedom’s Awful Toll
Repression for the majorities and “economic freedom” for small privileged groups are two sides of the same coin.
My Drowning City Is a Harbinger of Climate Slums to Come
Federal legislation is hastening the collapse of working class neighborhoods near water.
Native Americans Are Fighting a New but Familiar Battle at Standing Rock
The broken treaties of the past have now become a fundamental piece of the climate-justice battle.
Welfare Reform Failed—and if Elected, Hillary Clinton Is Obligated to Fix It
The 1996 bill has sunk Americans deeper into poverty.
‘The Nation’ Has New Digs
From our new offices crosstown, we can see not only the Hudson River but a good stretch of our own history.
Donald Trump Finally Told the Truth About Barack Obama’s Birth—and Then He Lied Some More
Will the media let him get away with it?
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Ambivalent Hillary Voters: Don’t Assume Someone Else Will Stop Trump
It’s time to get on board, and get active.
The Only Way for Muslim Americans to Be Considered Patriotic: Stay Silent
Khizr Khan to
Fareed Zakaria, Muslims who speak out are smeared as un-American.
Books & the Arts
A Poet Undone
Poetry defeats poems. Beguiled by this decorous paradox, Ben Lerner’s
The Hatred of Poetry
evades the art’s difficulty and strangeness.
Seeing David Hammons
Given that the artist is such a spectral presence, how can his multifarious oeuvre be summed up in a single retrospective survey?
A Part of Denise Riley’s Song
The shadow of ballad meter haunts Riley’s poems, which can never not be a sign of vitality.
Black as We Wanna Be
Trying to remedy racism on its own intellectual terrain is like trying to extinguish a fire by striking another match. The fiction must be unbelieved, the fire stamped out.
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Letters From the October 10, 2016, Issue
So much for
magazine… The panic boom… Redoing the House—and Senate… Teach your children well… A real puzzle…
Puzzle No. 3408
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto