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Mario Savio

The man who helped spark Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement fifty years ago would have championed today’s activism, from the Dreamers to Occupy to Ferguson.

Farm Landscape (c. 1970), by Albert York

The eloquent silences of Albert York and Judith Scott.

Pakistani troops in North Waziristan following an operation against the Taliban

Why does the Pakistani military pick unwinnable fights?

Emirati attendees wait in front of an image of the city’s skyline in Dubai.

Joseph O’Neill’s Dubai novel, The Dog.

Propaganda, Deed: Ferguson protesters in downtown Washington, DC, December 5

A riot is a riot because it is not simply a message.

Language

Is our language broken and suddenly in need of repair?

Lily Tomlin and Richard Pryor in 1974

Behind Richard Pryor’s jokes and barbs was a man yearning to be free.

Blogs

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 1/22/15?

January 23, 2015

“Stone may leave the country,” the late essayist wrote of the late novelist, &ldquot;but it’s America confounded that he finds wherever he goes.”

January 14, 2015

A 1917 Nation reviewer takes issue with Joyce’s “brilliant and nasty variety of pseudo-realism.”

January 13, 2015

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Americans today are a lot more familiar with his presidency than they think they are.

December 3, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/20/14?

November 21, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/13/14?

November 14, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Eric Alterman reminded us that the so-called “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall. Some things haven’t changed much.

November 12, 2014