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Publishing Industry news and analysis from The Nation
December 5, 2022
Staughton Lynd Never Lost the Courage of His Convictions
The historian and activist, who died last month, paid a steep price for his commitments. Yet he managed to find a way to keep agitating, and keep writing, while always remaining true to his radical vision.
October 31, 2022
Meredith Tax, 1942–2022
The tireless organizer, feminist pioneer, and relentless coalition builder never let up.
Alix Kates Shulman
October 10, 2022
The Vultures at Alden Capital Want Us to Believe Their Neutrality Is in Good Faith
Ending the practice of endorsing presidential candidates isn’t an honorable act of bipartisanship. It’s a craven act of corporate greed.
October 7, 2022
The Decline of Progressive Publishing Houses Is a Loss for Everyone
The end of Pantheon and Metropolitan augers a strange and unchallenging world of ideas.
September 29, 2022
Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?
The press in Russia has been operating under slow but constant erosion during the entirety of Putin’s watch.
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September 15, 2022
The Indefatigable Bill McKibben
An interview with the environmentalist about what inspires him, how he became a writer, and his recent book,
The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon
September 9, 2022
Manga Hulks Its Way to the Top
Japanese comics have become an undisputed juggernaut of the publishing industry.
September 6, 2022
“The Nation” and the National Writers Union Reach an Agreement
It will protect freelancers’ rights and set rates and conditions.
July 27, 2022
What Happened to Newspaper Book Reviewing?
As a mode of recommendation, the newspaper fiction review has less to recommend it than ever before.
July 18, 2022
You Can’t Buy These Books
In their attack on libraries, megapublishers roll a Trojan horse into the courts.