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The Tyranny of the Supreme Court

With its Trump-secured right-wing majority, the Supreme Court has reverted to long-standing form as a bastion of reactionary policy.

Chris Lehmann

History

Olga Tokarczuk’s Panoramic Novel of Jewish Poland

A work defined by its narrative elasticity, The Books of Jacob tells the story of a false messiah not through his eyes but through the vibrant and now lost world around him.

Ilan Stavans
Autobiography and Memoir

The Mixtapes of Hua Hsu

In his new memoir, Stay True, the New Yorker critic offers a coming-of-age story that doubles as a tale about friendship, music, and the politics of knowing oneself.

Summer Kim Lee
Activism

Black Trauma Is Not a Lesson

After a teacher made me watch the video of the killing of Tamir Rice, I realized I had to raise my voice against injustice.

Kayla Ruano-Lumpris

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

The Latinx Future Will Not Look Like the Latinx Past

The Latinx Future Will Not Look Like the Latinx Past

My generation is more outspoken—about inequality, assimilation, racism, and more—than those that came before.

Luis Manuel Diaz and Magnum Foundation

The Problem With Latinidad

A growing community of young, black, and indigenous people are questioning the very identity underpinning Hispanic Heritage Month.

Miguel Salazar

Are Latino Voters Actually Fleeing the Democratic Party?

In Texas, unapologetically progressive Latinx candidates saw victories across the state, contradicting the claims of an exodus from the Democratic Party.

Steve Phillips

Politics

Hyde Reminds Us That Abortion Is an Economic Justice Issue

Hyde Reminds Us That Abortion Is an Economic Justice Issue

On the 46th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, 2022 midterm candidates would do well to remember that abortion is an economic justice issue.

Atima Omara
What We Can Learn From Watergate

What We Can Learn From Watergate

Fifty years ago, we tried to make the presidency more accountable. It wasn’t enough to secure democracy.

Robert L. Borosage
No, Joe Biden, the Pandemic Is Not Over

No, Joe Biden, the Pandemic Is Not Over

The president’s words were irresponsible and flat-out wrong, but they accurately reflect his administration’s long-standing attitude toward the pandemic.

Gregg Gonsalves and The Nation

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Culture

Thulani Davis’s Freedom Visions

Thulani Davis’s Freedom Visions

Her new history of the Civil War and Reconstruction examines the ways in which Black Americans formed networks of self-reliance in their pursuit of emancipation.

Elias Rodriques
Pankaj Mishra’s Novel of Intellectuals and Influencers

Pankaj Mishra’s Novel of Intellectuals and Influencers

Mishra’s first work of fiction in over a decade examines how ideas circulate in an age of social media and “ideas festivals.”

Jennifer Wilson
Has Labor Become More or Less Powerful Over the Last Two Decades?

Has Labor Become More or Less Powerful Over the Last Two Decades?

Neither Aaron Benanav’s Automation and the Future of Work nor Sarah Jaffe’s Work Won’t Love You Back was written with the pandemic in mind but together they serve as an indispensable guide to the broader dynamics of work in the contemporary moment.

Alyssa Battistoni

World

The Chinese national flag flies in front of the Wangfujing Catholic Church

The Vatican’s Disgraceful China Deal Ought to End

By renewing a secretive agreement with Beijing, the Vatican is dangerously close to being complicit in the Chinese government’s deepening rights abuses.

Maya Wang
Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?

Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?

The press in Russia has been operating under slow but constant erosion during the entirety of Putin’s watch.

Alyona Minkovski and Alina Spatz
Climate Change Protest

Around the World, Students Are Ready to Occupy Campuses for Climate Action

Between now and December, activists will form encampments at dozens of schools to demand solutions for the climate crisis.

Mira Sydow

Watch and Listen

Listen: Bhaskar Sunkara on Bernie in 2024, Plus Chris Lehmann on the “Brooks Brothers Riot”

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, The Nation’s president and its D.C. Bureau chief join the podcast for discussions on the democratic presidential bid and a Republican riot that preceded the Capitol insurrection by two decades.

September 22, 2022

Listen: Chris Lehmann on Ron DeSantis Using Migrants as Pawns

On this week’s episode of The Time of Monsters, a discussion of how the GOP’s immigration gambit might boomerang. 

September 21, 2022

Listen: Playing Through Fire: Athletes in an Age of Reaction

On this week’s episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, a talk about the role of the athlete during times of political upheaval.

September 9, 2022
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