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Non-fiction news and analysis from The Nation
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Letters From the April 17, 2017, Issue
For the public, not profit… Russia’s a touchy subject… Book learning: Hitler and the labor movement…
Today 7:00 am
The Red Emigrant
For Isaac Deutscher, exile helped him discover his real community—the internationalist left.
March 23, 2017
The Ambiguous Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy
He may have talked about precision and constraint when it came to the national-security state, but he ultimately failed to leave us with a new strategic vision.
Karen J. Greenberg
March 21, 2017
In Brexit’s Wake
A new book about Brexit captures the deeper crisis undergirding Britain’s bid to leave the EU.
March 15, 2017
The Serendipiter’s Journey
Gay Talese’s eye for detail turned out to be not only his strength but also his greatest weakness.
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March 1, 2017
Q&A: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Black Liberation and the Women’s Strike
Her new book,
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
, has become essential reading for 2017.
February 8, 2017
Are We on the Verge of Another Civil War?
The historian David Armitage didn’t intend his new book to be a “handbook for our times.” But that’s just what it is.
December 15, 2016
This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism. His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson.
, the gonzo journalist wrote about left-behind people motivated only by “an ethic of total retaliation.” Sound familiar?
December 3, 2016
One Flew Over Bellevue
As little as David Oshinsky might care to admit it, the idea that Bellevue is a place for “crazies” has stuck in our cultural consciousness.
November 29, 2016
A profound sense of hope and despair haunts John Edgar Wideman’s new work of nonfiction.