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Billy Graham speaks on Honor America Day, July 1970

Kevin Kruse’s new book explores how “Christian America” was invented to fight FDR’s New Deal.

Per Bergqvist (right) and Solveig Andersson

On Ex Machina and Andrew Bujalski’s Results

Deborah Copaken

What would it be like, I suddenly wondered, to put myself in the head of my rapist?

Hannah Arendt, 1969.

Many have delighted in judging Hannah Arendt, maybe because they have feared her judgment.

Marlon James.

Marlon James’s characters are caught in “the shitstem,” eternally waiting for something to change.

Figure 25 from Franco Moretti’s “Network Theory, Plot Analysis,”.

Raymond Williams tried to save culture from a priestly elite. Can the same be said of the digital humanities?

The hipster bar Pete’s Candy Store, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

D.W. Gibson gets beyond the banter about gentrification.

Tom McCarthy.

The writings of Tom McCarthy are a case study in the application of theory to fiction.

Blogs

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

Today's Altercation features interesting and relatively obscure cover songs.

June 18, 2015

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Sometimes the best things are the least appreciated.

June 1, 2015

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015