The Nation

Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

Many have delighted in judging Hannah Arendt, maybe because they have feared her judgment.

Marlon James’s characters are caught in “the shitstem,” eternally waiting for something to change.

Raymond Williams tried to save culture from a priestly elite. Can the same be said of the digital humanities?


News and Analysis

John Boehner claims public financing had nothing to do with the Amtrak disaster, but like so many others, it can be directly traced to funding shortfalls.

Tsarnaev Courtroom

Let’s fight for the right to make horrible mistakes, but remain in the realm of the living.

A Colorado program to give low-income teens long-acting contraception dropped the teen abortion rate dramatically. But conservatives refuse to fund it.

The activists join a rich tradition of women working to end conflict.

Like other struggling schools, the University of Arizona is raising out-of-state tuition—and courting the affluent students who can afford to pay it.

More War = More Extremism

From toddlers with guns to wedding parties hit by drones, here’s the news for tomorrow.

And it’ll take more than self-empowerment to truly free us from the expectation of marriage.



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Tom Tomorrow

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