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When Whiteness Starts Seeing Itself

The fact that white people are suddenly having to recognize themselves as having a race has only added to growing resentment over the country’s demographic changes.

Kali Holloway

Foreign Policy

Cuba: 60 Years of a Brutal, Vindictive, and Pointless Embargo

Where Obama was willing to try “engagement,” Biden administration policy remains mired in Cold War clichés. The Nation has always believed there is a better way.

Peter Kornbluh
Fine Art

The Center for Political Beauty and the Art of Confronting Evil

These German activists show that using art as a weapon can be fun—and very effective.

Linda Mannheim
Theater

The Story of Capitalism in One Family

The Lehman Trilogy proposes that the downfall of a financial dynasty is enough to tell the economic and political history of America

Alisa Solomon
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Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers

The Making of a Coronavirus-Criminal Presidency

The Making of a Coronavirus-Criminal Presidency

If you want to know how the US ended up in a pandemic with a swindler president who could not be bothered to take basic steps to save lives, don’t start with Trump.
John Nichols
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Joseph Biden Ukraine

A New “March of Folly” in Europe: Can It Be Averted?

There is an urgent need for a diplomatic resolution.

Michael T. Klare
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Congress Could Finally Ban Its Members From Trading Stocks—and Not a Moment Too Soon

Ending a thousand conflicts of interest can begin with a single step.

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Danielle Allen Is Running for Massachusetts Governor to Revive American Democracy

Danielle Allen Is Running for Massachusetts Governor to Revive American Democracy

Can she convince the state’s voters to put her ideas into practice?

Serena Cho

Culture

The Surprising History of the Comic Book

The Surprising History of the Comic Book

Since their initial popularity during World War II, comic books have always been a medium for American counterculture and for nativism and empire. 

J. Hoberman
The Past and Future of Native California

The Past and Future of Native California

A new book retells California’s history through the experience of its Native peoples.

Julian Brave NoiseCat
The Story of Capitalism in One Family

The Story of Capitalism in One Family

The Lehman Trilogy proposes that the downfall of a financial dynasty is enough to tell the economic and political history of America

Alisa Solomon

World

A three by five grid of shipping containers has the Cuban flag painted over it.

Cuba: 60 Years of a Brutal, Vindictive, and Pointless Embargo

Where Obama was willing to try “engagement,” Biden administration policy remains mired in Cold War clichés. The Nation has always believed there is a better way.

Peter Kornbluh
The Cruel, Petty Killing of an Anti-Occupation Activist

The Cruel, Petty Killing of an Anti-Occupation Activist

Hajj Suleiman, an elder of the anti-occupation movement, was run over by a tow truck while protesting an Israeli “operation” to confiscate cars in his village.

Ben Ehrenreich
Akwasi Frimpong

Akwasi Frimpong’s Struggle to Represent Africa at the Winter Olympics

The IOC bureaucracy should let the skeleton competitor claim his rightful place at the Beijing Games.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Watch and Listen

Listen: California Dems’ Big Moves on Health Care

Sasha Abramsky on politics, plus Ellen Schrecker on the ’60s.

January 20, 2022

Listen: Eric Dickerson Brings the Smoke

We talk to NFL great Eric Dickerson about his new book.

January 18, 2022

Listen: Beto Can Win

Steve Phillips on Texas, plus Dave Lindorff on atom spies.

January 13, 2022
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