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Freedom of speech news and analysis from The Nation
December 28, 2021
Maggie Nelson and the Evolving Politics of Liberation
In her new book, Nelson examines the politics of freedom on the left and the right.
October 6, 2021
Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya Was Killed 15 Years Ago
Her fierce dedication to truth-telling inspires a new generation.
August 5, 2021
From a High-School Cheerleader, a Lesson in Free Speech
As school resumes, the Supreme Court’s decision in the most significant student free speech case in decades reverberates across the country.
August 2, 2021
“We Will Live in a Completely Different World”: A Conversation With Svetlana Alexievich
The Nobel laureate on a new wave of repressions in Belarus, the role of women in revolution, and life after the pandemic.
July 27, 2021
Letters From the August 9/16, 2021, Issue
Calling Arizona… Black Main Street… Privileged information… The bronze ceiling (
Erin L. Thompson
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June 7, 2021
When Sensitivity Becomes Censorship
A restrictionist mentality is taking over certain segments of the left.
May 28, 2021
Lori Lightfoot’s New Press Policy Is All Too Convenient
The media’s lack of diversity is a problem. Limiting its access to people in power won’t fix it.
LeAlan M. Jones
May 20, 2021
I Will Not Be Silenced Because I Demand Justice for Palestine
Like many Palestinians, I have been attacked and punished for criticizing Israel. Now I’m filing a civil rights complaint against my university for encouraging those attacks.
Ahmad Omar Daraldik
February 24, 2021
The Threat Against Free Speech on Hungary’s Airwaves
The government shut down a station that connected many listeners—particularly the elderly—to their country and the world.
January 22, 2021
Twitter and Facebook Just Proved That Deplatforming Works
The peaceful protests on Inauguration Day show what happens when social media companies
refuse to let white supremacists use them to organize and incite violence.