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Judith Butler

Despite a campaign to silence them, philosophers Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti spoke at Brooklyn College on Thursday night. In an exclusive, The Nation presents the text of Butler’s remarks.

Mario Monti

The sad truth is that disarming and defeating Silvio Berlusconi remains the country’s first priority.

Netanyahu

It is long past time to reject expansionism, intolerance and structural inequality and define what democratic Israeli patriotism really stands for.

In his inaugural speech, the president vowed to engage with other countries so as to "lift suspicion and fear." He should reach out to forge a more sane and sensible relationship with Cuba.

South China Sea

Will China-Japan-US tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?

Street clashes in Cairo

Seven people are dead and more than 670 were injured in the violence, as several officials resign in protest.

Destruction in Gaza

Testimonies from Israeli Defense Force veterans reveal the truth about the ongoing occupation.

Mohammed Morsi

The newly elected Egyptian president, at the center of cease-fire talks between Hamas and Israel, is under heavy domestic and international pressure from all sides.

Wreckage of the car Ahmed Al-Jabari was driving.

Israel rains death and destruction on a civilian population that cannot escape.

Eric Hobsbawm

Hobsbawm’s life and writings will long serve as an inspiration to those who believe that a knowledge of history is essential to working for a better world.

Blogs

Since the self-immolation carried out by a Tunisian fruit vendor which had far-reaching consequences across the region, the world has watched the political and social transformation across the Muslim world.

June 27, 2011

The president sticks with tired rationale about using the US military to force a political deal, rather than negotiating one.

June 23, 2011

The social, cultural and political potential of millions of plugged-in Muslims creating and shaping their own narratives is both titillating and promising.

June 23, 2011

It might be democracy, but it’s a bad sign for Egypt.

June 20, 2011

A former AIPAC official, worried that the United States or Israel might attack Iran, decides to speak out.

June 10, 2011

And drawing a bright line: the Taliban is not Al Qaeda.

June 8, 2011

Maybe you guessed it already, but the billions we're pouring into rebuilding Afghanistan aren't working.

June 8, 2011

Ollanta Humala's defeat of Keiko Fujimori in a run-off election is a victory for progressives and for Brazil. But can Humala bring about “growth with social inclusion”?

June 7, 2011

The ultimate in cyber-hypocrisy from the Pentagon.

June 2, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011