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The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy's new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, reveals the contours of power in India today.

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?

Blogs

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

January 29, 2015

“For two days the snow has had New York in its power.”

January 27, 2015

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

January 23, 2015

Eric Alterman on 2014's best music, concerts and the year of the box set.

January 22, 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

The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights.

January 12, 2015

Eric Alterman on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed Richardson's tips for navigating the upcoming 2016 election.

January 12, 2015

Pushing this country forward takes more than a sympathetic president.

January 8, 2015