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Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

The eloquent silences of  Albert York and Judith Scott.

Why does the Pakistani military pick unwinnable fights?

Joseph O’Neill’s Dubai novel, The Dog.

Ebooks - Molly Ivins

News and Analysis

At most, it only further proves the incompatibility of a secret intelligence service and an open democracy.

The appearance of Palestinian defeat is an optical illusion—one that hides the probability of eventual Israeli defeat.

Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

It’s easier than you think.

President Barack Obama

How the party let down the workers who once depended on it.

Vladamir Putin and Xi Jinping

The new route could be China’s first breakthrough in a trans-continental trade revolution.

We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

Woman illustration

Tennessee is arresting new mothers for having used drugs in pregnancy—but in a cruel Catch-22, many can’t get the treatment they need.




California’s Drought Is So Bad That Some Communities Are Trucking In Their Water
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