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In this uncommon book by Emma Williams, Jean Stein and Ibrahim Quraishi, a donkey tries to cheer Gaza’s traumatized children—by becoming a zebra.

Shantala Shivalingappa in Swayambhu, at the Théâtre des Abbesses in Paris, 2010

Shantala Shivalingappa smolders as she dances the lives of the gods.

Edmund Fawcett

In Edmund Fawcett’s new history, liberalism begins with capitalism and revolution.

Owen Wilson (center) in Inherent Vice

Joaquin Phoenix and Owen Wilson star in Inherent Vice, a delirious romp through all of man’s perversions.

The Park of Freedom at the Warsaw Uprising Museum in Poland, 2013

Memory and revolution in Poland since 1989

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.

Blogs

This week's Altercation includes reviews of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's tributes to music icons and the darkly comedic Broadway hit Hand To God.

April 23, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/21/15?

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

The best live shows, audiobooks and Eric's funeral playlist: it's all inside today's Altercation.

April 14, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/9/15?

April 9, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/3/15?

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

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/27/15?

March 27, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015