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Philosophy news and analysis from The Nation
November 28, 2017
Freedom of Thought
Individual freedom may well be a particularly American illusion, but can it be used to support progressive politics?
November 2, 2017
The Other Foucault
What led the French theorist of madness and sexuality to politics?
October 3, 2017
The Many Worlds of Nicole Krauss
In her new novel,
, fact and fiction blur.
September 21, 2017
Blaming the People
Is democracy really the problem?
September 8, 2017
In Search of the ‘Vital Center’
Is the politics of moderation really the best way to avoid tyranny?
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September 6, 2017
Sari Nusseibeh’s Search for Reason
After dedicating much of his life to peace activism, the Palestinian philosopher has returned to his early preoccupations: philosophy and Islamic thought.
Christopher de Bellaigue
June 28, 2017
Socialism’s Past and Future
Axel Honneth’s new book seeks to give renewed meaning to the socialist ideal.
June 1, 2017
Thoreau: A Radical for All Seasons
The surprising persistence of Henry David Thoreau.
April 26, 2017
Marxism With Soul
Marshall Berman was committed not only to the radical promise of socialism and modernism, but to those masterpieces and revolutions that seemed to erupt out of our lives.
April 19, 2017
Inside the Birth of a Trump-Inspired Intellectual Magazine
, one gets the sense that avoiding policy questions is as much a strategy as a politics.