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Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

How the rhetoric of ecoetiquette muddies writing about global warming.

Why Italian Mannerists like Rosso Fiorentino were painting’s first avant-garde.

For the Staple Singers and Stax Records, political engagement flowed from an artistic renaissance.

Ebooks - Molly Ivins

News and Analysis

Piece of MH17

To understand the present crisis over downed Malaysian flight MH17, we need to look at the roots of the new Cold War.

Malaysia MH17 Ukraine crash

Western sanctions against Russia have done nothing to curb Putin’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, and may in fact have turned a regional dispute into an international crisis.

Migrant Children

The 52,000 unaccompanied children who have shown up at the border are fleeing gang violence and have valid claims to asylum.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.

Abrams, Kissinger, Kristol, Cheney

The architects of our foreign-policy disasters would prefer we simply forget the past.

US Troops in Afghanistan

After 9/11, the US invented a new kind of borderless, pre-emptive warfare, plunging the world into an endless cycle of violence.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

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Tom Tomorrow

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