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Class news and analysis from The Nation

  • August 11, 2009

    Sanders Unfiltered: America’s Class Crisis

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders calls for a "new type of Wall Street, a Wall Street that is not interested in bubble economics," in this first in a series of videos.

    Brave New Films

  • July 29, 2009

    Beer and Sympathy

    Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s arrest most certainly was a "teachable moment" in the racial conversation--but we've learned nothing.

    Gary Younge

  • July 29, 2009

    Class, Not ‘Race’

    No racial profiling took place with Henry Louis Gates Jr.; it's not the "teachable moment" for which many are so understandably eager.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 26, 2008

    Mortgage Industry Bankrupts Black America

    How the mortgage industry stole black America's hard-won wealth.

    Kai Wright

  • August 20, 2007

    Smashing Capitalism

    The victims of the housing market's collapse are crippling an unjust economic system.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

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  • December 7, 2006

    The Plot Against Equality

    Walter Benn Michaels's The Trouble With Diversity challenges us to remove our race-tinted glasses and view the world in the class-based terms that, he argues, define it.

    Robert S. Boynton

  • January 26, 2006

    The Party of Davos

    American business elites in Davos for the World Economic Forum are far more interested in global markets and corporate investors than they are in ordinary Americans' needs.

    Jeff Faux

  • September 3, 2005

    Living Like a Refugee

    Not since the days of the Dust Bowl has America seen such a massive migration of refugees. Who becomes one of this tribe is a matter of race and class.

    Michael Tisserand

  • February 10, 2005

    Power and the Word

    A few weeks ago, if you recall, Britain's Prince Harry was having himself a high old time at a Colonials and Natives party to which he came costumed as a Nazi officer.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • October 7, 2004

    Office Politics

    As one of those pathetic evolutionary throwbacks who has never used e-mail or the Internet, and has hardly ever handled a mobile phone, I can approach this book with all the supreme disinterested

    Terry Eagleton