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Books and the Arts

Hilary Mantel and Penelope Fitzgerald have saved historical fiction from a middlebrow wasteland.

Clouds of Sils Maria is prolonged debate about the passage of time and the ceaseless rivalry of generations.

In Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom, the Underground Railroad is a network of dignity and defiance.

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News and Analysis

Ed Miliband

The collapse of his party’s Scottish heartland means an uphill fight for the Labour leader.

Napalm strike in South Vietnam

The Vietnam War was indisputably an American-grown disaster. But why let truth stand in the way of glory?

Stanley Wrice

Local advocates are poised to win a campaign for justice that’s broader than individual civil suits can offer.

Ali Ahn, Elisabeth Moss, and Elise Kibler in ‘The Heidi Chronicles’

Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?

Unpredictable days, part-time work, and digital scheduling—welcome to the new battle over the clock.

Candidates have been frantically competing for the loyalty of a handful of donors.

Atlanta teachers at trial

To understand the cheating scandal, look to flawed education policy.

Youth climate march

From the campaign to conserve hunting lands in the 19th century to the movement for climate justice in the 21st, The Nation has been a leading proponent of the idea that our success as a society can be judged in part by how we relate to the Earth we’ve inherited.

Monique Canto-Sperber

Leading intellectuals are outraged that Monique Canto-Sperber, who famously quashed two events sponsored by Israel critics, is being given the stage to discuss “freedom of speech.”

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