Ayn Rand was a melodramatist of the moral life: the battle is between the producer and the moochers, and it must end in life or death.
A discussion with the author of Ill Fares the Land about social democracy, trains and our desiccated ethical vocabulary.
Morris Dickstein's elegant cultural history of the Great Depression.
Like the terrorist, the sex offender is a new category of human being.
Malcolm Gladwell's success as a brand-name thinker rests on the assumption that the unexamined life is the only sort his readers could be living.
Nation contributor Barbara Ehrenreich presents Bright Sided, her new book about the negative aspect of positive thinking.
Eliot Weinberger's enigmatic essays save him from becoming a prisoner of his polemical style.
Taking a cue from FDR, Britain launches the New Deal of the Mind.
The Nobel Prize-winning author talks about Barack Obama, the writer; language; and her new novel, A Mercy.
What possessed the fierce individualist George R. Stewart to compile a history of place-naming in the United States?