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Cultural Criticism and Analysis

Cultural Criticism and Analysis news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 13, 2000

    Benjamin & the City of Light

    In September 1940, with a weak heart and even frailer nerves, Walter Benjamin carried on an old smugglers' path in the French Pyrenean foothills a big black briefcase stuffed with a manuscript th

    Andy Merrifield

  • January 13, 2000

    Round the World in 80 Ways

    John Ghazvinian is completing a PhD at Oxford University on the early history of tourism.

    John Ghazvinian

  • August 14, 1995

    Mythologizing the Bomb

    The beauty of the atomic scientists' calculations hid from them the truly Faustian contract they scratched their names to.

    E.L. Doctorow

  • November 21, 1994

  • January 11, 1986

    Requiem for the American Empire

    “Empires are restless organisms. They must constantly renew themselves; should an empire start leaking energy, it will die.”

    Gore Vidal

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