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Liberalism news and analysis from The Nation
January 28, 2020
Does Liberalism Have Its Roots in the Illiberal Upheavals of the English Reformation?
A recent book argues that liberalism has an “unexpected debt” to evangelical religion.
December 20, 2019
Nikil Saval Is the Most Interesting Politician in America
to the State Capital, the Philadelphia State Senate candidate is pushing for a just and functioning economy for all.
December 18, 2019
Will the Sanders/Warren Truce Hold on Debate Night?
The progressive champions see each other as allies—but the press and their own supporters are trying to gin up a fight.
December 9, 2019
RIP, World Trade Organization?
The United States was hostile to the WTO for years. Then came Donald Trump.
Todd N. Tucker
October 29, 2019
What Is Living and What Is Dead in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice?
With liberalism in crisis, contemporary political philosophy has taken on a funereal mood. But is there something still worth saving in the “high liberalism” of the 20th century?
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September 10, 2019
Letters From the September 23, 2019, Issue
Attention must be paid… Not our man…
August 13, 2019
Richard Holbrooke and the Lost Idealism of a Generation
Holbrooke’s public and personal life captures the contradictions of a cohort of liberals that came of age in the 1960s.
June 12, 2019
Adam Gopnik and the Cul-de-sac of 21st-Century Liberalism
In his new book, the
writer sets out to defend liberalism from its critics, but only ends up revealing its current limitations.
David A. Bell
June 3, 2019
Navigating Freedom With Cass Sunstein
When nudges won’t set you free.
May 28, 2019
In Our Tumultuous Times, History Offers Hope
A new memoir calls us to action.
Katrina vanden Heuvel