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Enter the glass doors at 222 West 14th Street in New York
City, and the chaos of traffic horns and tire-screeches, jackhammers and
concentrated humanity recedes into a hush.

When I came out in Boston in the mid-l970s, I had no way of knowing that the lesbian and gay movement I was discovering was in many ways unique.

This article originally appeared in the March 13, 1995 issue.

Some events carry an exceptional symbolic charge.

Fundamentalism is spreading westward; now it has invaded the Maghreb.
The results of Algeria's June 12
local elections, in which the Islamic Salvation Front (F.J.S.) won more
than half of the

The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

CORRECTION: 28 percent of registered voters chose the Islamic Salvation Front. (3/2/92).

Voici le temps des assassins, the bilingual Algerians could exclaim, echoing Rimbaud, when nearly a year ago, their intellectuals began to be slaughtered by Islamic fundamentalists.

There are two unmistakable signs that France is entering a pre-electoral period: The government is once again tinkering with the electoral law and the politicians, particularly the leaders of the

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This cartoon hillbilly who hates the government seemed like such a promising new conservative icon. 

May 13, 2014

There are no American institutions of power that are founded on wholesale discrimination against white men. That’s not the case for the rest of us.

May 5, 2014

Southern organizers have tips on how the LGBT group can make its foray into the region work. HRC responds: “We got this.”

May 1, 2014

The ease with which we criminalize and abuse black youth in this country would be astounding if it weren’t so routine.

May 1, 2014

The real “takers” are the biggest corporations and banks, the richest Americans.

April 29, 2014

The embattled basketball team owner broke the rules of how one should go about being racist in America.

April 28, 2014

Those of us who haven’t been paying enough attention to climate change can no longer take for granted that others will do the work. It’s time for all of us to show up.

April 22, 2014

A conversation with Jacqueline Patterson, executive director of the NAACP’s Climate Justice Initiative.

April 22, 2014

Appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin comes to Hank Aaron‘s defense.

April 18, 2014

The wealth gap didn’t spring up from policy gone awry—it is the policy.

April 17, 2014