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Vietnam is a unique case—culturally, historically and politically. I hope that the United States will not repeat its Vietnam blunders elsewhere.

Langston Hughes, by Winold Reiss

The Black artist still must confront the choice between being a messenger about the community and being a pure maker of artistic product.

It would be intolerable to belong to a society which denied the freedom of expression.

An eloquent portrait of underground life among the undocumented and the damned of the earth.

Chicago's struggle to recover from the Great Fire is engaging the study of its best and most conservative minds.

Drum-Taps is the effort of an essentially prosaic mind to lift itself, by a prolonged muscular strain, into poetry.

Nations like Haiti don’t “fail” because of their people, 
but because they’ve been relentlessly exploited by 
the more “developed” world.

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

The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake.

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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

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April 3, 2015

MSNBC's Chris Hayes celebrates The Nation's 150th anniversary.

April 1, 2015

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015