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Noam Chomsky

The radical intellectual joined The Nation’s John Nichols to discuss the political debates that have motivated his life’s work.

The state of conservative intellectual debate demonstrates the power of movement crazies.

As The Nation looks forward to the next 150 years, we asked some contributors to StudentNation, the campus-oriented section of our site, and former Nation interns what a radical future looks like to them.

The “Third Wave” of democracy in the Global South went hand in hand with the spread of policies that hobbled the fight for greater economic equality from the outset.

Should we put government in the hands of a party determined to subvert it, or a party—however flawed—that believes it still has a role to play in securing the common good?

It’s time to embrace a new egalitarian politics.

After three decades of neoliberal economic policies and the staggering inequality they have produced, we are witnessing a rebirth of socialist ideals.

While honoring the legacy of American communists, 
a new generation of radicals has chosen to organize under 
the “socialist” banner.

2014 Progressive Honor Roll

From the huge climate march in September to racial-justice activism, it was a year that saw renewal of movement-based politics.

Blogs

What Americans can learn from Alberta’s vote to tax corporations, fund services and get serious about climate change.

May 7, 2015

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.

April 20, 2015

The newspaper warns it would be “a big mistake” for Democrats to “let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition.”

March 23, 2015

The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing Citizens United bids for the newly open seat.

March 12, 2015

Hillary now claims she’ll implement progressive economic policies—but Bill said the same in 1992.

March 10, 2015

Former Bill Clinton cabinet member calls for “a tough primary challenger.”

March 6, 2015

Labor-allied party in New York  joins national push for a Warren challenge to Hillary Clinton.

February 9, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.

December 12, 2014

The current troubles at The New Republic are an echo of its past. 

December 8, 2014