The Nation

Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

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

Islands of meaning in a morass of incoherence.


News and Analysis

Relying on the rich to make college affordable for poor students reinforces the system that created those inequalities in the first place.

South Carolina Capitol grounds

South Carolina’s warped public display of its white-supremacist history confronts South Carolinians, white and black, with a stark message about who rules the state.

The anti-corruption crusader says we're in a “once-in-a-century democratic crisis” that demands new leadership.

Dominicans of Haitian descent

The past feels dangerously present as deportation and silence devastate Haitian life in the Dominican Republic.

Uzma Qayyum’s controversial case set her against the men who would rescue her.

Beyond legalizing same-sex marriage, Justice Kennedy’s opinion made profound arguments about liberty under the Constitution and advanced a novel jurisprudence of dignity.

Andy Puzder

Andy Puzder neglects to mention that it’s the poverty wages his company pays its workers that force them to rely on the social safety net.



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Tom Tomorrow

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