Contact: Caitlin Graf, The Nation, press [at] thenation.com, 212-209-5400
New York, NY—September 29, 2016—The Nation, America’s leading magazine of progressive politics and culture, today launched two new columns that look beyond the election cycle to confront and decipher the political challenges occurring within and outside our borders. The columns will alternate publication in print and online.
Contributing editor Robert L. Borosage (@Borosage) will write a weekly column, “Insurgencies,” exploring the emerging strategies linking people in motion with progressive champions in office, and exposing the big lie that there are no alternatives. His first, “Wells Fargo Crooks Stole From Customers, Reaped Obscene Rewards—and Stuck Us With the Bill,” appears in the October 17, 2016 edition of the magazine. He is based in Washington, DC.
Former Salon and New Yorker correspondent Patrick Lawrence (@TheFloutist) joins The Nation as contributing writer, with a biweekly column on developments around the globe—offering pointed critiques of, and answering pressing questions on, foreign policy and its coverage by the mainstream media. His first, “The Russian Blitzkrieg on Aleppo Is a Direct Challenge to Washington,” parses the conflict in Syria and the critical precipice the US government faces in this post–Cold War crisis. He divides his time between New York City and Norfolk, CT.
“It is exciting that Robert Borosage, one of our country’s most cogent commentators on the battle of ideas between the Democratic establishment and the ascending progressive/populist movement, will use his weekly column to probe the clash between people and plutarchs, failed shibboleths and new ideas,” says Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel.
“The Nation has long cast its gaze beyond our country’s border, and Patrick Lawrence’s encyclopedic knowledge of world affairs and deep understanding of historical fault lines will be an integral addition to our work,” she adds. “He joins a wealth of Nation voices—Juan Cole, Maria Margaronis, Greg Grandin, Stephen Cohen, Barbara Crossette, Michael Klare, and James Carden—in offering probing, contextualized, and forward-looking commentary on international relations, and America’s role in navigating those relationships.”