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Philosophy news and analysis from The Nation
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.
April 18, 2017
What America’s 19th-century Reformers and Radicals Missed
A new book on the antebellum period captures the dangers of confusing self-improvement with institutional change.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
March 8, 2017
The Mind of a Feminist
A new book by Siri Hustvedt offers challenging ways to understand how misogyny became so deeply embedded in our culture.
March 1, 2017
The Only Thing More Dangerous Than Trump’s Appeal to Common Sense Is His Dismissal of It
The president’s taste for fact-free fantasy is based not in traditional American populism but in authoritarianism.
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February 16, 2017
A People’s Globalism: Notes Toward a New Left Internationalism
Three writers consider the major foreign-policy questions facing the left today.
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
February 15, 2017
Saul Friedländer’s Many Lives
What is the relationship between the Holocaust’s history and its memory?
Peter E. Gordon
February 8, 2017
He may have lived a 19th-century life, but his ideas keep coming back with a vengeance.
December 22, 2016
Polanyi In Our Times
What the Austro-Hungarian economic theorist tells us about the upheavals of our age.
November 30, 2016
Would Politics Be Better Off Without Anger?
Nussbaum’s new book
about the dangers of anger tells us more about the limits of the liberal mindset than the actual world of politics.