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February 16, 2015 | The Nation

In the Magazine

February 16, 2015

Cover: illustration by Allie Whitehead

Browse Selections From Recent Years

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Letters

Fantasy Island; voices of sanity; going beyond green; clicking for human rights; no tears for TNR

Editorials

The election was a triumph for anti-austerity politics and a rejection of corruption. Now comes the hard part.

From criminal justice to workers’ and voting rights to campaign finance, it has defied customs that buttress the Court’s legitimacy.

Columns

Our friends abroad give the network the derision and the mockery it deserves.

From Ferguson to France, pliable racial categories are used to mark who counts as fully human—and who does not.

Articles

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.

What the rise of the app-based cab service says about the future of work in America

We can no longer hope to address the climate crisis, or our deep social ills, by working strictly within the system. We must change the system itself.

Books & the Arts

Is the revival of a dead language breathing new life into the humanities?

Art

MoMA’s “Forever Now” trumpets art with a shallow sense of tradition.

Book

Reconsidering how the Middle East was transformed by World War I.

Crossword

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.