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The World War II Memorial, National Mall, October 2, 2013, in Washington, DC

For Francis Fukuyama and John Dunn, our democratic crisis is the result of an intellectual failure.

The categorical imperative “Do Not Draw the Prophet” clashes with the thousand nuances of art.

James Laughlin in his office in the White Cottage, Norfolk, Connecticut, 1941

The poems and a new biography of James Laughlin tells of his public success as a publisher and his private disappointments.

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

Jean-Luc Godard at Cinéma L’Eden in Le Havre, France, 2004

Jean-Luc Godard is still brooding on the end of cinema while imaging its future incarnation.

Kite from a Sumpango Sacatepequez Day of the Dead festival in Guatemala in 2007

How the discovery of police archives has altered the memory of political atrocities in Guatemala.

K. Anis Ahmed

K. Anis Ahmed’s stringent tales of life in the sprawling capital of Bangladesh.

Israeli military police, 1948

Khirbet Khizeh is a study in ambiguity of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Blogs

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

For people who truly care about this issue, there's more to do than glory in Ms. Arquette's acceptance speech.

February 23, 2015

What Are Nation Interns Reading the Week of 2/20/15?

February 20, 2015

The ’60s crooner was a pioneer for women’s and LGBT rights in the entertainment industry and for social justice everywhere.

February 19, 2015

Eric previews his new book on de Blasio's fight to make New York a more equitable city and reviews the city's latest shows: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 17, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/17/15?

February 17, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/6/15?

February 6, 2015

From Andrew Sullivan's departure from the blogosphere to Birdman's inevitable wins at the Oscars: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 2, 2015