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on Nov 12, 2014 - 12:12 PM ET
Nation interns.

This piece has been reposted from The Nation Institute.

Talal Ansari, Los Angeles, California
@TalalNAnsari

The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

My interest in this book came initially from my fascination with the Naxalites in...

Books and Ideas, Media, Youth
on Nov 10, 2014 - 17:48 PM ET
Students vote.

Here’s a question that my fellow youth climate activists and I face: do we use existing systems to build a better world, or do we try to create new systems that bypass the ineffective institutions that have abandoned our generation?

The recent midterm elections starkly highlight this dilemma.

Let’s start with the Republicans. The party knew exactly...

on Nov 10, 2014 - 10:29 AM ET
Syracuse

Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on youth organizing. For recent dispatches, check out October 14 and October 24. For an...

Education, Activism, Politics
on Nov 6, 2014 - 18:35 PM ET
Ballot.

Talal Ansari focuses on foreign policy and affairs, international conflict and human rights issues abroad.
@TalalNAnsari

Hindu Right Rewriting Indian Textbooks,” by Raksha Kumar. Al...

on Nov 4, 2014 - 13:41 PM ET
Chloe Maxmin

In a recent appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, I referenced data from Harvard’s Institute of Politics showing that only 20 percent of my generation trusts the federal government, the lowest percentage in the past five years. I argued that the fossil fuel divestment...

on Nov 3, 2014 - 12:18 PM ET

Talal Ansari focuses on foreign policy and affairs, international conflict and human rights issues abroad.
@TalalNAnsari

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