The Nation

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A Volcano of Documents

Guatemala discovers, in bat-guano spotted documents, the truth about its violent past.

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Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop

An argument for how the system protects police.

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The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism

“The Anonymous mystique had allowed a group of incompetents to hijack, then discredit, an important grassroots movement in the eyes of national media.”

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A Report from Occupied Territory

On police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.

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A Captivating Mind

The life and mysterious death of dissident Bulgarian writer and radio journalist Georgi Markov.

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The Town That Turned Poverty Into a Prison Sentence

In Harpersville, Alabama, a traffic violation can lead to months in jail and a never-ending stint in a work-release program – what some refer to as a modern-day debtors’ prison.

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Here Comes Everybody

What accounts for the gender gap in literary criticism?

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History’s Sinkhole

An examination of the Minutemen movement and death on the border.

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An Argument With Instruments: On Charles Mingus

How the icon’s personal struggles with identity fed his art.

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Inside America's Dirty Wars

On the drone strikes that killed Anwar al-Awlaki and his U.S.-born son.

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Some Jews & The Gays

Vidal on Midge Decter, homophobia and a proposed alliance between Jews and gays.

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Throwaway People

The story of Trina Garnett, “one of approximately 470 prisoners in Pennsylvania serving life without parole for crimes they committed as teenagers.”