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Deficit mania is built on a series of destructive neoliberal myths.
David Cameron’s coalition is prescribing the economic policy equivalent of leeches.
The government is making life immeasurably harder for some of the country’s poorest people.
After 100 years, the tragedy still inspires outrage and grief. Why does it have a hold on us?
Second-lien debt could be a greater threat to bank solvency than the subprime disaster of 2008.
How can the pro-worker movement born in the streets of Madison be nurtured into a national force?
No-fly zones have, at best, a mixed record as a form of humanitarian intervention, and instituting one over Libya will do little to halt Qaddafi’s military advantages.
The problem with mankind wielding nuclear power isn’t about backup generators or safety rules—it’s our essential human fallibility.
The message out of Fukushima is clear: our own fleet of leaky old nuclear plants should be decommissioned now.
With our tiny screens and cellphones, we have become prosthetic gods, the whole world in our handhelds. Are we not also monsters?
The career of W.C. Minor is a reminder that the legacy of Yale's lexicographers is no less noteworthy than that of its deconstructionists.
Most journalists think that words are more important than images. Barbie Zelizer thinks they are wrong.
From the March 20, 1976, issue. Be sure to vote in our contest to pick the new Nation puzzlemeister!