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News and Analysis from The Nation on Philosophy
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.
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November 4, 2016
Utopia? Forget About It. Time for ‘Untopia.’
Striving for the perfect society has been the cause of great misery. We should embrace our imperfections.
November 2, 2016
Why did one of the 20th century’s most influential thinkers fade from significance?
October 27, 2016
A Starting Point for Politics
The radical life and times of Stuart Hall.
September 26, 2016
The Case Against Prisons
Alternatives to imprisonment are working around the world—so why isn’t the United States on board?
September 14, 2016
A Lion in Winter
Jürgen Habermas remains an indispensable guide to the unfinished project of democratic consciousness and enlightenment.
Peter E. Gordon