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Briefcase

CBS’s The Briefcase does a disservice to America’s working families by billing their suffering as primetime entertainment.

Napoleon depicted as king of Italy in a painting by Andrea Appiani (1805).

Has the EU followed a path first blazed by Napoleon?

A mammoth tusk exposed by mining near Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Trying to bring extinct species back to life is the latest symptom of ecological anxiety.

Renata Adler, April 1975, Patmos, Greece.

Exposing the debasement of language in service to ideologies was Renata Adler’s cause.

Diana Prince is elected president of the United States in Wonder Woman #7

The superheroine’s polygamous creator exploited the love and labor of the women who were his inspiration.

Billy Graham speaks on Honor America Day, July 1970

Kevin Kruse’s new book explores how “Christian America” was invented to fight FDR’s New Deal.

Per Bergqvist (right) and Solveig Andersson

On Ex Machina and Andrew Bujalski’s Results

Deborah Copaken

What would it be like, I suddenly wondered, to put myself in the head of my rapist?

Hannah Arendt, 1969.

Many have delighted in judging Hannah Arendt, maybe because they have feared her judgment.

Blogs

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Sometimes the best things are the least appreciated.

June 1, 2015

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 5/8/15?

May 8, 2015

In this week’s Altercation Eric honors artists and writers whose careers have stood the test of time.

May 5, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015