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Accidents and Disasters
Accidents and Disasters news and analysis from The Nation
November 25, 2022
Climate Change Should Have Dominated the Midterms. It Didn’t.
When you think about how an ever more overheated planet is going to affect our children and grandchildren, shouldn’t global warming have been right at the top of any list?
November 15, 2022
Rich, Polluting Nations Must Pay Up
As a bare minimum, a windfall tax on the combined profits of the largest oil and gas companies needs to be enacted.
November 8, 2022
How to Survive Our Apocalyptic Future
This world, however finite with its increasingly overwhelming problems, is still precious to me and worth a good fight. I can’t turn away from tomorrow.
November 3, 2022
In the World’s Obituary, Who Will Have the Last Word?
Give humanity credit. When it comes to our urge to destroy, we seem to see no limits, not even those of our own existence.
November 2, 2022
¡Compañero Mike Davis, Presente!
A requiem for a friend who embodied the commitment to the marriage of word and deed.
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October 28, 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis Cover-Up
How JFK and Robert Kennedy hid the quid pro quo that saved the world from nuclear war.
October 27, 2022
Will the Haitian Crisis Lead to Yet Another Military Intervention?
With gangs holding the country hostage, and violence spinning out of control, the US and the UN play pass the parcel.
October 21, 2022
Leaderless, Rudderless Britain Is at the Mercy of Desperate Conservatives
Liz Truss was a hopeless, incompetent leader. But the temptation of a return to the discredited certainties of free-market dogma proved impossible for her party to resist.
October 20, 2022
Liz Truss or No Liz Truss, Things Are Bleaker in Britain Than Anyone Realizes
As jaws drop around the world over the resignation of the UK’s shortest-lived prime minister, life here is getting considerably worse by the day.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
October 20, 2022
The Death Eaters: Covid in the Liberal Imagination
A call to rescue public health from the dead hand of neutrality.