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Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

Has the EU followed a path first blazed by Napoleon?

Trying to bring extinct species back to life is the latest symptom of ecological anxiety.

Exposing the debasement of language in service to ideologies was Renata Adler’s cause.


News and Analysis

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson’s trial for HIV exposure was a “perfect storm” of homophobia, racism and the criminalization of black bodies.

Conservatives explore cutting benefits behind a high-tech facade.

Marriage equality supporters in Ireland

Defying conventional wisdom, the huge win by the Yes Equality campaign involved young and old, rural and urban, Catholic and non-Catholic voters.


Those of us who spend our lives worrying about making rent and buying our kids new crayons need better representation.

Encryption is a better safeguard of our civil liberties than the law.

The Cuban people are beginning a new chapter in what José Martí called ‘‘our America.’’

How workplace surveillance has become a menace to health and safety.

President Obama

His progressive critics have been studying trade deals for two decades—and they know what they’re talking about.



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Tom Tomorrow

Don’t Blame Bush and Cheney... Blame the Intelligence! Read more››