January 2010 Volume 34, Issue 01

Culture
A History of Slander
A new book reveals what 18th-century French libelers and contemporary journalists have in common.
Eve Ottenberg
Culture
Losing Liberal Arts
Liberal arts education and the growing class divide.
Valerie Saturen
Dispatch
No Change for Obama
LGBT activists launch a boycott of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.
Gemma Baltazar
Culture
Our Coffee, Ourselves
The rise of Starbucks reveals how we really live, and it ain't pretty.
Richard Greenwald
Dispatch
Dear ITT Ideologist: Law, Order and Angry Atheists
Pete Karman
Dispatch
Snapshot: Market of Sacrifice
Rachel K. Dooley
Dispatch
Independence and ‘Catastrophe’?
An Israeli group tries to democratize memory by recognizing Palestinians' 'Nakba.'
Robert Hirschfield
Viewpoint
The Worst Obsession in the World
Susan J. Douglas
Dispatch
Free Speech, for Art’s Sake
A Chicago sidewalk salesman prepares to sue his city.
Robin Peterson
Dispatch
The Shipping Point
Between China and big box stores, minimum wage ‘temp’ workers take a stand.
Roger Bybee
Viewpoint
Obama’s ‘Ben Tre Logic
Joel Bleifuss
Culture
A Diplomatic Casualty of War
Matthew Hoh’s warning to Obama goes unheeded in Afghanistan.
Roger Morris and George Kenney

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