Encounter

In 1970, Environmentalism Was Poised to ‘Bring Us All Together.’ What Happened?

In 1970, Environmentalism Was Poised to ‘Bring Us All Together.’ What Happened? In 1970, Environmentalism Was Poised to ‘Bring Us All Together.’ What Happened?

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

Apr 20, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Zoë Carpenter

What Can Stop the Ongoing Assault on Black Families?

What Can Stop the Ongoing Assault on Black Families? What Can Stop the Ongoing Assault on Black Families?

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the bla...

Apr 7, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Dani McClain

The Absurdly Rational Logic of Wages for Wives

The Absurdly Rational Logic of Wages for Wives The Absurdly Rational Logic of Wages for Wives

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

Apr 7, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Michelle Chen

The Reporter Who Warned Us Not to Invade Vietnam 10 Years Before the Gulf of Tonkin

The Reporter Who Warned Us Not to Invade Vietnam 10 Years Before the Gulf of Tonkin The Reporter Who Warned Us Not to Invade Vietnam 10 Years Before the Gulf of Tonkin

A farsighted policy might do more to stem the Communist tide than sending a few more plane-loads of napalm.

Mar 23, 2015 / Encounter / Bernard Fall and Frances FitzGerald

When Respectability Was No Longer Respectable, and Virtue Required Acting Out, Not Leaning In

When Respectability Was No Longer Respectable, and Virtue Required Acting Out, Not Leaning In When Respectability Was No Longer Respectable, and Virtue Required Acting Out, Not Leaning In

Spelman College girls are still “nice,” but not enough to keep them from walking up and down, carrying picket signs, in front of supermarkets in the heart of Atlanta.

Mar 23, 2015 / Encounter / Howard Zinn and Paula J. Giddings

The Gospel According to Wendell Berry

The Gospel According to Wendell Berry The Gospel According to Wendell Berry

To destroy a forest is an act of greater seriousness than we have yet grasped. But to destroy the earth itself is to destroy the possibility of recovery.

Mar 23, 2015 / Encounter / Wendell Berry and Wen Stephenson

A Report From Occupied Territory

A Report From Occupied Territory A Report From Occupied Territory

The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.

Mar 23, 2015 / Books & the Arts / James Baldwin and Carrie Mae Weems

Is America Possible Without Empire?

Is America Possible Without Empire? Is America Possible Without Empire?

Rather than sizzle or suffocate, let us get on with imagining a new America.

Mar 23, 2015 / Books & the Arts / William Appleman Williams and Greg Grandin

Clickbait Has Plagued Journalism for 125 Years

Clickbait Has Plagued Journalism for 125 Years Clickbait Has Plagued Journalism for 125 Years

The dragging down of the mighty has been not unpleasing sport in all ages.

Mar 23, 2015 / Books & the Arts / E.L. Godkin and Rochelle Gurstein

American Imperialism: This Is When It All Began

American Imperialism: This Is When It All Began American Imperialism: This Is When It All Began

Accustomed to trampling democracy at home, jingoists cannot be expected to see its virtues abroad.

Mar 23, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Horace White and Elinor Langer

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