The Nation

Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

Many have delighted in judging Hannah Arendt, maybe because they have feared her judgment.

Marlon James’s characters are caught in “the shitstem,” eternally waiting for something to change.

Raymond Williams tried to save culture from a priestly elite. Can the same be said of the digital humanities?


News and Analysis

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office.

Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.

Labor standards are improving in this impoverished country, but workers must have a voice if these changes are to be sustainable.

John Boehner claims public financing had nothing to do with the Amtrak disaster, but like so many others, it can be directly traced to funding shortfalls.

The activists join a rich tradition of women working to end conflict.

Every story that centrists told about the recession turned out to be wrong.

President Erdogan plans to rewrite the Constitution and concentrate yet more power in his hands.



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Tom Tomorrow

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