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Austerity Has Failed: An Open Letter From Thomas Piketty to Angela Merkel

Five leading economists warn the German chancellor, “History will remember you for your actions this week.”

Thomas Piketty, Jeffrey Sachs, Heiner Flassbeck, Dani Rodrik and Simon Wren-Lewis

Armed Conflicts

What Was the Confederate Flag Doing in Cuba, Vietnam, and Iraq?

The Confederate flag’s military tenure continued long after the Civil War ended.

Greg Grandin
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Will Europe’s Leaders Come to Their Senses About Greece?

The time is now for Europe’s leaders to understand that this crisis is not about accounting, but the continent’s future.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Disaster Capitalism

Martin O’Malley Has the Right Solution for Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

The Democratic contender came out early with a humane response to the commonwealth’s woes—and now other candidates are getting on board.

John Nichols

From the Magazine

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Focus on Divestment

Why the Presidential Candidates Should Reject Donations From Fossil-Fuel Companies

See which candidates signed The Nation’s call to neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company.

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The New Abolitionism

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

Christopher Hayes

Tell the 2016 Presidential Candidates: Refuse Campaign Contributions From Fossil-Fuel Companies

Join The Nation and 350 Action in calling on 2016 presidential candidates to refuse campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies.

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Gaza: One Year Later

Gaza’s Mental-Health Crisis and the Trauma of Permanent War

On the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gaza’s kids are still trying to recover from years of cascading violence.

Jen Marlowe

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked

Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about these talking points and more.

Noura Erakat

Is Israel Guilty of Genocide in Its Assault on Gaza?

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine, inspired by the 1967 inquiry into American war crimes in Vietnam, examined the case.

Richard Falk
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Interview

Bernie Sanders Speaks

In his most revealing interview, the socialist presidential candidate sets out his vision for America.
John Nichols

When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told The Nation last year that he was “prepared to run for president,” he said he would do so only if it was clear that progressives were enthusiastic about a movement campaign seeking nothing less than “a political revolution.” It was an audacious proposal—but after… Continue Reading >

The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

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Watch and Listen

Watch: The True Story of a Prison Riot

Inside Willacy County Correctional Center.

June 23, 2015

Watch: How Storm-water Is Threatening the Puget Sound’s Fragile Ecosystem

As the population of the Seattle area has boomed, storm-water has become the number one source of toxins in the Puget Sound.

February 4, 2015

Watch: California’s Drought Is So Bad That Some Communities Are Trucking In Their Water

If the drought continues, farmers and residents may have to abandon some of the richest agricultural land in the country.

December 8, 2014

Books & the Arts

70,000 Years of Human History in 400 Pages

Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens and the rise of Deep History.

Michael Saler

Patience and Fortitude

Scott Sherman’s masterful history of the fight to save the NYPL.

John Palattella

The Passivity Project

In Rachel Cusk’s fiction, the self is suppressed to the point of destruction.

Alexandra Schwartz

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