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Books and the Arts

Larry Sidentop re-imagines the origins of liberalism.

Warm and unaffected, Philip Glass’s memoir is nothing like his music.

Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end.


News and Analysis

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.

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

We must rethink the post–Cold War security order.

Detroit homeowners wait for foreclosure hearings

Long-time residents are fighting to keep their homes in what could be the single largest tax foreclosure in American history.

Why are campus administrators invoking civility to silence critical speech?

Hillary Iowa

From trade deals to living-wage campaigns to student-debt relief, whose side is candidate Clinton on?

Tax breaks for childcare will be a disaster. Luckily, we know a better way.




Is California’s Drought Part of a Global Water Crisis? Read more››

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