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Non-fiction news and analysis from The Nation
April 12, 2018
The Power of the Word
Scientology’s unique manipulations of language seduced the novelist Sands Hall and kept her bound to the church.
March 29, 2018
What to Do About the Police?
Two new books examine the austerity policies and administrative overreach behind the expansion of local law enforcement.
E. Tammy Kim
March 7, 2018
Waiting for Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment
The genre that Pinker’s latest book most closely resembles is not 18th-century
but a TED Talk.
David A. Bell
February 7, 2018
Organized Labor’s Lost Generations
Unions have struggled to make substantial gains since the ’70s, but not for the reasons historians think.
February 1, 2018
The Men Who Made the Third Reich
How Hitler and the Nazis came to power.
Richard J. Evans
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January 11, 2018
Paul Kingsnorth’s England
In two new novels and a recent collection of essays, the English environmentalist and activist captures a country coming apart.
Christopher de Bellaigue
January 10, 2018
The Precarious Generation
It’s not the kids these days that we need to worry about, but the world their parents helped build.
January 2, 2018
Resistance by Refusal: You’re Never Too Legit to Quit
In an interview, Jennet Kirkpatrick, the author of
The Virtues of Exit
, makes the case for giving up.
December 27, 2017
A new work of political theory captures the workplace power dynamics behind sexual harassment.
November 28, 2017
Freedom of Thought
Individual freedom may well be a particularly American illusion, but can it be used to support progressive politics?