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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 sure is a bracing feeling for the chair-bound intellectual to imagine himself the drivetrain in the engine of history.

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

Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.

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.

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.

It’s time to embrace a new egalitarian politics.

Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.

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April 21, 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

One of the nation’s leading advocates for voting rights, fair elections, and amending corporate cash out of politics wants to shake up the House.

April 20, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

This is the time to break with Obama, and her own past, by siding with labor, environmentalists, human rights activists.

April 17, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

The Senate's proprosal to replace the failed law would shift the public education battleground more fully to the states.

April 16, 2015

Members of the Senate Finance Committee found themselves in a fast-track hearing without knowing it.

April 16, 2015

She just provided a blueprint for how Democrats should attack continued financial reform.

April 16, 2015