The Nation

Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

Is the promotion of violence inherent to any religion?

Orhan Pamuk might be Turkey’s most-talked-about author, but Yaşar Kemal remains its most loved.

Is the well-being of the cultural middle class the key to American creativity?


News and Analysis

Baltimore PD

Along with hundreds of others, Geremy Faulkner was swept up in one of the haphazard mass arrests that are overwhelming the courts.

It would constrain some of the worst excesses of the Patriot Act, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough.

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney (AP/Alex Brandon)

The criminal-justice system is set up never to jail police. Could restorative justice serve communities better?


A Nation investigation looks at the shuttering of needed trauma centers, beginning with those on Chicago’s violent South Side.

NYPD detain a protester

From Ferguson to Baltimore, the message is clear: protest at your peril.

There’s a world of urgent discourse beyond Dyson, West, and Gates.

House destroyed by an air strike in southern Yemen

From Vietnam to Pakistan, the business of counting deaths by American hands has never been simple math.

I am Charlie

A more apt comparison would be between the surviving staff of the satirical magazine and the brave abortion providers who carried on after the murder of Dr. George Tiller.




The Fight for Trauma Care on Chicago’s South Side Read more››

Nation Now App