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Non-fiction news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 13, 1999

    On the Virtual Picket Line

    The unfortunate flaw in From the Telegraph to the Internet is its title, which suggests a highly specialized account of an industry when in fact it is a deeply moving narrative of a commi

    Marcus G. Raskin

  • May 13, 1999

    Labor’s Foundations

    Deep in the pages of the biweekly Chronicle of Philanthropy lies the "New Grants" section.

    Colman McCarthy

  • April 15, 1999

    Bioterrorism Hits Home

    The high moral tone in Washington and London about "rogue" states, such as Iraq, building arsenals of biological weapons belies a shameful past.

    Peter Pringle

  • April 8, 1999

    Political Chapter, Bible Verse

    After writing this, her fourth book on the Christian right, Sara Diamond donated fourteen years' worth of research--right-wing pamphlets, fliers and position papers--to the University of Californ

    Abby Scher

  • March 11, 1999

    Feminine Mystiquers

    For Danielle Crittenden, the "click" came when she was going to play tennis with her husband and a couple of acquaintances. She left her racket on one side of the court.

    Kim Phillips-Fein

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  • February 24, 1999

    After Alienation

    Since the collapse of the Berlin wall and the Soviet Union, many on the left seem to have swallowed the idea that there is no alternative to capitalism.

    Daniel Singer

  • February 18, 1999

    So, Is It Back to Bowling Alone?

    The scene with which The Good Citizen opens could have been lifted straight from a Norman Rockwell painting.

    David L. Kirp

  • January 14, 1999

    Indiana Jones’s Temple of Doom

    The recent arrest in Israel of eight apocalyptic cult members, who reportedly planned to take their own lives at the millennium or provoke authorities into killing them, revealed that yet an

    Bettina Drew

  • January 2, 1998

    The Apparatchiks

    What price is Poland paying for its Stalinist heritage?

    Daniel Singer

  • January 1, 1998

    The Sound and the Furet

    History may not have come to a stop in 1989, but the public is still under the spell of the counterpoint in Francis Fukuyama's famous exercise in propaganda: Capitalism is eternal because there i

    Daniel Singer

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