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Billy Graham after discussing juvenile crime New York City 1957

Billy Graham’s innocuous blend of showmanship and salvation.

Eric Foner (EdX Channel/ YouTube)

“Rights can be won, and rights can be taken away. Achievements are always vulnerable.”

Benjamin Netanyahu

It’s not about whether systematic discrimination against Arab citizens should continue—it’s about whether it should be codified in explicitly racist legislation.

SCOTUS Justices

From criminal justice to workers’ and voting rights to campaign finance, it has defied customs that buttress the Court’s legitimacy.

 Jeanine Pirro and Steve Emerson

Our friends abroad give the network the derision and the mockery it deserves.

#BlackLivesMatter march

From Ferguson to France, pliable racial categories are used to mark who counts as fully human—and who does not.

As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.

European Union

The complex federal project of the EU has proven fragile in the absence of a strong external threat.

Virgil, with a volume of the Aeneid, flanked by Clio (left) and Melpomene

Is the revival of a dead language breathing new life into the humanities?

Blogs

"One cannot close this book without a sense of depression," The Nation's reviewer said of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams.

May 6, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

“Where the subject is the Negro people, or the Negro person, Miss Brooks has gone considerably beyond…quaint and for-tourists-only self-consciousness,” a Nation critic observed.

May 5, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015

I was a Wire fanatic because I thought it told tough truths about Baltimore City. After the last two weeks, I’m starting to see all that it was missing.

May 4, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

“Swell packages aside, the ultimate thing about James Brown is the contradiction-healing groove,” a Nation critic once observed. “It’s like a brief return to paradise.”

May 3, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 2, 2015