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Philosophy news and analysis from The Nation
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
Marshall Berman’s ‘Marxism With Soul’
Berman was committed not just 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.
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.
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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.
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