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Virgil, with a volume of the Aeneid, flanked by Clio (left) and Melpomene

Is the revival of a dead language breathing new life into the humanities?

Mary Weatherford, La Noche (2014)

MoMA’s “Forever Now” trumpets art with a shallow sense of tradition.

A dining tent at a Red Crescent hospital, Hafir, 1916

Reconsidering how the Middle East was transformed by World War I.

It’s time to start enforcing Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

His essays on police brutality still burn hot, but his understanding of sex, self-knowledge and power demand equal attention now.

Edward Gibbon (1773), by Henry Walton

Historians are losing their audience, and searching for the next trend won’t win it back.

President John F. Kennedy announces a US blockade of Cuba, October 22, 1962

Democracy floats on currents of change. Is it ever capable of managing them?

Blogs

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

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

January 29, 2015

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

January 23, 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

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Americans today are a lot more familiar with his presidency than they think they are.

December 3, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/20/14?

November 21, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/13/14?

November 14, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Eric Alterman reminded us that the so-called “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall. Some things haven’t changed much.

November 12, 2014