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Austerity Has Failed: An Open Letter From Thomas Piketty to Angela Merkel

Five leading economists warn the German chancellor, “History will remember you for your actions this week.”

Thomas Piketty, Jeffrey Sachs, Heiner Flassbeck, Dani Rodrik and Simon Wren-Lewis

Campaign Finance

Why the Presidential Candidates Should Reject Donations From Fossil-Fuel Companies

See which candidates signed The Nation’s call to neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company.

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Economy

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

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Interview

Bernie Sanders Speaks

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

When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told The Nation last year that he was “prepared to run for president,” he said he would do so only if it was clear that progressives were enthusiastic about a movement campaign seeking nothing less than “a political revolution.” It was an audacious proposal—but after… Continue Reading >

Gaza: One Year Later

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

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked

Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about these talking points and more.

Noura Erakat

Is Israel Guilty of Genocide in Its Assault on Gaza?

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine, inspired by the 1967 inquiry into American war crimes in Vietnam, examined the case.

Richard Falk
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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

The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

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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

The Nation Turns 150

Introducing the New TheNation.com

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

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

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

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