Most New Deal programs were anything but race- and gender-neutral in their impact. They were both racially discrminatory and a boon to many black Americans.
For Roosevelt, the New Deal was a way of advancing freedom, which depended on economic as much as political rights.
Today's relentless arguments against a higher minimum wage suggest that Roosevelt's battle is not yet won.
The New Deal spirit of "persistent experimentation" yielded impressive results for the country. American leaders can recapture that spirit.
The New Deal brought with it programs that served not only the good of the people and the economy but also the environment. We need that now more than ever.
What was it about the New Deal and Roosevelt that make the man and the era relevant today?
To commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the New Deal, The Nation invited a panel of activists, writers, scholars and artists to reflect on its lasting lessons.
Susan Faludi's Terror Dream made a provocative splash, but therapy is no substitute for understanding reality.
On the bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade, a documentarian tries to come to grips with her family's history in the trade.
Thirty-two years after the war, Communist Vietnam is a bustling market economy awash in foreign capital and consumer goods. So was the war necessary?