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Censorship news and analysis from The Nation
March 11, 2022
The Tightening Grip of Censorship in Russia
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, social media has been restricted or banned in Russia—but a few outlets continue their coverage.
March 9, 2022
When Railing Against Cancel Culture Is About Railing Against Accountability
A speech by Andrew Cuomo and an article by a college student suggest what’s really behind the lamentations about “left-wing censorship.”
February 8, 2022
Book Bans Are on the Rise. But Librarians and Authors Are Fighting Back.
In the past few decades in the US, book banning has taken on a decidedly more genteel character.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 10, 2021
The Arrest of Dora María Téllez Marks a New Low for Nicaragua
One of the beliefs that animated the Central American solidarity movement then was that we were not powerless. We are not powerless now, either.
June 7, 2021
When Sensitivity Becomes Censorship
A restrictionist mentality is taking over certain segments of the left.
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February 25, 2021
The Resplendent Radicalism of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
What made Ferlinghetti so refreshing was his delight with each new generation’s readiness to challenge the status quo it had been handed.
February 12, 2021
Cancel Culture’s Latest Victims
These conservative intellectuals have been silenced forever.
January 25, 2021
The High Cost of Quieting Down Trump
In a misguided effort to create the illusion of balance, centrist institutions are silencing voices that make conservatives mad.
May 29, 2020
Trump’s Twitter Tirade Is the Tantrum of a Troll
Social media probably does need public regulation—but make no mistake, Trump’s latest move is a would-be tyrant’s attack on truth-telling.
March 19, 2020
Trump Isn’t the First President to Attack the Press
Woodrow Wilson’s presidency threatened to censor critical media using the US Postal Service over a century ago.