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November 1/8, 2021, Issue
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Art at the Border of Power and Ecology
Miguel Fernández de Castro’s multimedia works reveal the ties between money, migration, and environmental disaster.
India Walton Didn’t Come Out of Nowhere
Buffalo’s transformation is the fruit of years of struggle.
The Most Progressive Governor In America?
Many who were once skeptical of the former investment banker now admit that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s policies are compassionate and forward-thinking.
How NOT to Talk About Race
The right wants to convince America that critical race theory is a sinister program of indoctrination.
Patricia J. Williams
Ignore the Naysayers. A Full-Employment Recovery Is Possible.
Critics of the American Rescue Plan made two dire predictions. Both proved wrong.
Poverty Can Happen to Anyone
Our new podcast,
Going for Broke
, lets Americans living on the edge have the last word.
In Our Orbit: Dave Zirin’s “The Kaepernick Effect”
’s sports editor has a new book out on the politics of “taking a knee.”
To Avoid Armageddon, Don’t Modernize Missiles—Eliminate Them
Land-based nuclear weapons are world-ending accident waiting to happen, and completely superfluous to a reliable deterrent.
There Are No Borders for the Rich
For the ruling class, the nation-state is an indispensable fiction.
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
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Mark Zuckerberg Knows Exactly How Bad Facebook Is
Whistleblower testimony proves the social media giant is harmful and dishonest, and can't be trusted to regulate itself.
Championing Mental Health Is the Latest Celebrity Grift
The Sussexes are cashing in on the wellness explosion, and it couldn’t be more craven.
Books & the Arts
“Gossip Girl” and the Demented Culture of Fame
HBO’s reboot of the teen drama explores how the rich and famous make their lives consumable for the rest of us.
The Mysteries of the Childhood Memoir
is a brilliant and curious example of a genre dedicated to unraveling the riddles of a time we have a hard time remembering.
Jonathan Franzen’s God
A multigenerational saga about a Midwestern family,
is like most of Franzen novels—with one exception: Every plotline leads to the big guy himself.
In the New Year
We Came Here to Get Away From You
The stakes are higher now than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox.
How America Learned to Outsource Its Dirtiest Work to the Least Powerful
A conversation with author Eyal Press about the men and women who do this country’s most maligned jobs and the psychic toll it takes on them.
Letters From the November 1/8, 2021, Issue
Our carbon bootprint… The forgotten forever war… Fuzzy math… Feminism: left and white? (