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Books & the Arts
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A New Graphic Novel Portrays an Iconic Radical Lawyer as the Superhero He Always Was
From the Chicago Eight to the Cuban Five, Leonard Weinglass dedicated his life to protecting the right to dissent.
September 29, 2016
Everything Is Interesting
Nicholson Baker goes back to school.
September 28, 2016
Arlie Russell Hochschild journeys into the heart of Trump Country.
John B. Judis
September 27, 2016
How 20th-century liberals helped create our age of mass incarceration.
James Forman Jr.
September 22, 2016
A Poet Undone
Poetry defeats poems. Beguiled by this decorous paradox, Ben Lerner’s
The Hatred of Poetry
evades the art’s difficulty and strangeness.
The Nation is reader supported.
September 21, 2016
Seeing David Hammons
Given that the artist is such a spectral presence, how can his multifarious oeuvre be summed up in a single retrospective survey?
September 20, 2016
A Part of Denise Riley’s Song
The shadow of ballad meter haunts Riley’s poems, which can never not be a sign of vitality.
September 20, 2016
‘The Nation’ Names David Marcus Literary Editor
Marcus takes over stewardship of the magazine’s storied books and arts section.
September 15, 2016
Black as We Wanna Be
Trying to remedy racism on its own intellectual terrain is like trying to extinguish a fire by striking another match. The fiction must be unbelieved, the fire stamped out.
September 14, 2016
A Lion in Winter
Jürgen Habermas remains an indispensable guide to the unfinished project of democratic consciousness and enlightenment.
Peter E. Gordon