December 2009 Volume 33, Issue 12

Culture
Empathy, Not Apathy
An open letter to my students.
Karla Jay
Dispatch
Dear ITT Ideologist: Vexatious Nations and Komunists
Pete Karman
Culture
Assassinated by the State
The federally sanctioned murder of a Black Panther.
Salim Muwakkil
Viewpoint
Pitbullies of the Right
Susan J. Douglas
Dispatch
Snapshot: H1N1 in Afghanistan
Rachel K. Dooley
Dispatch
Exhibits of Conscience
A nationwide initiative pulls museums into one of today's most highly charged issues: immigration.
Kari Lydersen
Culture
Good Grief
Opaque prose aside, Judith Butler's new book asks crucial questions about how we tolerate state-sanctioned death.
Kristian Williams
Dispatch
Sitting in for Healthcare
A new group takes the fight for a single-payer system directly to insurers—and politicians.
Diana Novak
Culture
School’s Cool
If we are to revive American schools, we must stop dwelling on despair and celebrate the power of learning, a new book argues.
Eve Ewing
Dispatch
Blowing Their Tops
Miners, environmentalists clash over coal.
Melinda Tuhus
Viewpoint
Arms Control is Not Enough
Paul Magno
Dispatch
Jews on J Street
A new liberal Washington lobby comes of age at its first annual conference.
Ralph Seliger

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