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July 20-27, 2015 Issue
July 20-27, 2015 Issue
Cover art by: photo by Marius Bugge.
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Bernie Sanders Speaks
In his most revealing interview, the socialist presidential candidate sets out his vision for America.
What a Trial in Pakistan Reveals About Women Who Choose Fundamentalist Islam
Uzma Qayyum's controversial case set her against the men who would rescue her.
Gaza’s Mental-Health Crisis and the Trauma of Permanent War
On the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gaza’s kids are still trying to recover from years of cascading violence.
Why Philanthropy Won’t Solve the Higher-Ed Crisis
Relying on the rich to make college affordable for poor students reinforces the system that created those inequalities in the first place.
Will Zephyr Teachout Run for Office Again?
The anti-corruption crusader says we’re in a “once-in-a-century democratic crisis” that demands new leadership.
William D. Cohan
Why the Presidential Candidates Should Reject Donations From Fossil-Fuel Companies
See which candidates signed
’s call to neither solicit nor accept campaign contributions from any oil, gas, or coal company.
Introducing the New TheNation.com
One hundred fifty years ago,
published its first issue. Today, we launch a new site for the next generation of readers.
The Roberts Court Tunes In to Democracy, for Once
In the marriage-equality and Obamacare rulings, the justices respected the will of the people—and our Constitution.
The Historical Roots of Dylann Roof’s Racism
South Carolina’s warped public display of its white-supremacist history confronts South Carolinians, white and black, with a stark message about who rules the state.
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If Abortion Were About Equality, Would Americans Like It Better?
It is—and that’s the problem.
Books and the Arts
The Passivity Project
In Rachel Cusk’s fiction, the self is suppressed to the point of destruction.
Patience and Fortitude
Scott Sherman’s masterful history of the fight to save the NYPL.
The 2015 Venice Biennale
Islands of meaning in a morass of incoherence.
70,000 Years of Human History in 400 Pages
Yuval Noah Harari’s
and the rise of Deep History.
Puzzle No. 3368
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto