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Bernie Sanders Speaks

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

John Nichols


Why I’m Done Defending Women’s Sports

While I’m being asked why “no one cares,” the Women’s World Cup is getting ratings that would make the NBA or MLB weep with joy.

Dave Zirin

Greek Voters to Eurozone: We Can’t and Won’t Do This Anymore

A “No” vote meant acknowledging the end of the fantasy of a benevolent, neutral Europe and taking a leap of faith into the unknown.  

Maria Margaronis

Introducing the New

One hundred fifty years ago, The Nation published its first issue. Today, we launch a new site for the next generation of readers.

Richard Kim

From the Magazine

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The Nation Turns 150

150 Years of Telling the Truth

Independence—one of the keys to The Nation’s longevity—has become ever more important in an age that urgently needs dissident and rebellious voices.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Founding Prospectus

The Nation will not be the organ of any party, sect or body.

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A Biography of ‘The Nation’: The First Fifty Years

Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation became a moribund defender of the status quo. But its firm anti-imperialism brought it back to life.

D.D. Guttenplan

Focus on the Black Church

Trying to Forgive the Black Church

Dylann Roof can’t have my mercy, but I can try to make peace with black Christianity.

Jamilah Lemieux

Why the Black Church Forgives Dylann Roof

And how President Obama’s Charleston eulogy used the theology of black liberation to call the country to account for racism.

Kelly Brown Douglas

The African-American Survival Tactic Dylann Roof Exploited

The Charleston shooter took advantage of a congregation that welcomed a stranger into its midst.

Dani McClain
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Books & the Arts

The Passivity Project

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

Alexandra Schwartz

Patience and Fortitude

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

John Palattella

The 2015 Venice Biennale

Islands of meaning in a morass of incoherence.

Barry Schwabsky

Special Report

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

“The Jews shot me.” I was eating breakfast with 3-year-old Ibrahim Awajah in February 2015, in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia, when he made this proclamation. His father, Kamal Awajah, saw the surprise on my face. “No, no, you’re the second Ibrahim,” Kamal quickly corrected the small, sandy-haired… Continue Reading >

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The Nation’s 150th Anniversary


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

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