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Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

Larry Sidentop re-imagines the origins of liberalism.

Warm and unaffected, Philip Glass’s memoir is nothing like his music.

Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end.


News and Analysis

Debt collection

More and more, mainstream political campaigns are dressing up fundraising pleas with the scary language of collection agencies. 

Why are campus administrators invoking civility to silence critical speech?

Hillary Iowa

From trade deals to living-wage campaigns to student-debt relief, whose side is candidate Clinton on?

Solar panels

There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.

Tax breaks for childcare will be a disaster. Luckily, we know a better way.

Weather Underground

Bryan Burrough’s new book should lead us to ask why extremists are so frequently able to hijack movements fighting for social justice.




Is California’s Drought Part of a Global Water Crisis? Read more››

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