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July 26, 2021
The Rescue of the New York Public Library
—thwarted NYPL trustees’ harebrained plans and restored democracy to this vital public institution.
July 23, 2021
Billionaires in Space
For the world’s richest men, the stars are up for sale.
July 23, 2021
The Political Brilliance of the American Rescue Plan
Biden’s stimulus plan took the question of recovery off the table. Now the Democrats can focus on passing large-scale economic reforms.
July 22, 2021
Republicans Hate Voting Rights Because They Threaten White Power
It’s no accident that the current assault on voting rights started not with the failed reelection of Donald Trump but with the successful election of Barack Obama.
July 16, 2021
Which Is the More Prescient Dystopia? ‘Gattaca’ or ‘Parable of the Sower’
Is it the 1997 film starring Ethan Hawke or is it Octavia E. Butler’s 1993 novel?
David M. Perry
The Nation is reader supported.
July 13, 2021
Athan Theoharis Revealed J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets
The preeminent FBI historian who helped expose the longtime FBI director’s secrets and crude, cruel, and murderous tactics died on July 3.
June 30, 2021
‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 25, 2021
Dividing the World Into Opposing Camps Is the Road to Armageddon
Washington aims to recast NATO in the image of the US military, with its focus on “great power competition” and a renewed arms race with Russia and China.
Michael T. Klare
June 24, 2021
Yesterday’s Union-Busting Supreme Court Decision Was a Segregationist Throwback
The court’s decision in
Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid
will reverberate throughout the labor movement and far beyond.
June 14, 2021
A Rare Victory for Abortion Access
The reproductive justice movement has succeeded in pressing a Democratic president to leave the ban on Medicaid funding for abortion out of his budget for the first time in 30 years.