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Culture wars news and analysis from The Nation
August 15, 2017
Why the Battle for India’s Past Is a Fight for Its Future
Seventy years after partition, India’s ruling party is using history to divide the country.
August 10, 2017
Trump Has Declared a Culture War—This Is How to Fight Back
Democrats must not compromise on fundamental principles.
May 31, 2017
How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers
Joel Whitney talks about his book
, which exposes the agency’s corruption of American culture during the Cold War.
April 17, 2017
It’s Time to Resurrect the Counterculture Movement
The largest progressive mobilization since the Vietnam era offers a unique opportunity.
January 13, 2017
All the Human Be-In Was Saying 50 Years Ago, Was Give Peace a Chance
Then, as now, many in the political classes looked down on supposedly impractical efforts to change consciousness.
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August 29, 2016
Love in a Time of Capital: An Interview With Moira Weigel
The author of a new history of dating talks with
advice columnist Liza Featherstone.
January 14, 2016
David Bowie Set Off My Inner Squeal
As I was growing up in 1960s England, Bowie gave me room to find myself.
July 14, 2015
Why 100 Black Intellectuals Rallied Behind This Professor
Many black intellectuals want and need to engage with an audience outside the ivory tower—but these public conversations leave them vulnerable to attack.
February 4, 2015
Billy Graham’s innocuous blend of showmanship and salvation.
July 8, 2014
Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train
Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.