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September 10, 2012 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Milton Glaser, Incorporated


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  • Editorial

    Last Chance for Peace in Syria?

    The new UN envoy has a near impossible task. But Washington must support it—arming the rebels will only prolong the civil war.

    the Editors

  • Under Siege in Syria

    As the revolt against the Assad regime becomes more militarized, fighting in the town of Zabadani has given way to daily, indiscriminate shelling.

    Sharif Abdel Kouddous

  • Paul Ryan, Class Warrior for the Rich

    The jobs are gone in his hometown, but he’s sitting pretty in his mansion on the hill, a perfect metaphor for what a Romney-Ryan America would be like.

    John Nichols

  • The GOP’s Will to Fantasy

    Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

    Jonathan Schell
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