Nationalism

Indian Premier Jawaharlal Nehru (left) and Vietminh President Ho Chi Min in Hanoi, October 18, 1954. (AP)

Michael Walzer, Revolutionologist Michael Walzer, Revolutionologist

The political theorist’s new book on national liberation can’t answer one key question: Why have those words become obsolete?

Nov 18, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Thomas Meaney

Turkey’s President Gets His Majority—at a Terrible Price

Turkey’s President Gets His Majority—at a Terrible Price Turkey’s President Gets His Majority—at a Terrible Price

To reverse his fortune at the polls, Erdogan reignited Turkey’s war with the Kurds, stood silent while mobs attacked his opponents, and unilaterally altered the constitutional role...

Nov 4, 2015 / Conn Hallinan

Sheldon Wolin speaks with Bill Moyers in 2008.

Sheldon Wolin, 1922–2015 Sheldon Wolin, 1922–2015

The late scholar and Nation contributor brought left-leaning political philosophy to the fore.

Oct 30, 2015 / Back Issues / Richard Kreitner

Junot Díaz Just Lost an Award for Speaking Out Against the Dominican Republic’s Anti-Haitian Pogrom

Junot Díaz Just Lost an Award for Speaking Out Against the Dominican Republic’s Anti-Haitian Pogrom Junot Díaz Just Lost an Award for Speaking Out Against the Dominican Republic’s Anti-Haitian Pogrom

New York’s Dominican Consul General revoked Díaz’s Order of Merit last week, calling him “anti-Dominican.”

Oct 26, 2015 / Greg Grandin

Why the Catalonia Separatist Question Will Continue to Plague Spain

Why the Catalonia Separatist Question Will Continue to Plague Spain Why the Catalonia Separatist Question Will Continue to Plague Spain

Left-right divisions, amid continuing public anger at government austerity and corruption, have stymied unity in both the anti- and pro-independence camps.

Oct 5, 2015 / Andy Robinson

Will Catalonia’s Regional Elections Lead to the Breakup of Spain?

Will Catalonia’s Regional Elections Lead to the Breakup of Spain? Will Catalonia’s Regional Elections Lead to the Breakup of Spain?

The drive for independence is growing, sparking similar movements in the Basque Country and Galicia—and complicating politics for the new leftist party Podemos.

Sep 24, 2015 / Sebastiaan Faber and Bécquer Seguín

Gaza Victim

Israel Will Invade Gaza Again—the Only Question Is How Soon Israel Will Invade Gaza Again—the Only Question Is How Soon

A year after Israel's bloody assault on Gaza, another war is all but guaranteed.

Jul 8, 2015 / Noura Erakat

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence Is Published July 4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence Is Published

"We celebrate, in short, not simply the national independence, or the return of peace, but the close of the agitation about slavery, and the extinction of slavery itself."

Jul 4, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

The Fathers of Canada

July 1, 1867: Canada Is Created July 1, 1867: Canada Is Created

"The dominion of Canada is formally in existence, to the great satisfaction of the politicians who infest the provinces, if of nobody else."

Jul 1, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

Weird Bedfellows

Weird Bedfellows Weird Bedfellows

In their defense of “tradition” against the liberating potential of architecture, Prince Charles and Xi Jinping find unlikely common ground.

Mar 23, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Michael Sorkin

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