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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 9, 2004

    In Praise of Diasporism, or, Three Cheers for Irving Berlin

    This is no time for petty feuds over doctrinal purity, but for organized resistance to the Occupation.

    Adam Shatz

  • April 8, 2004

    L’Amérique, Mon Amour

    Along with the Bible and Moby-Dick, Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America has got to be one of the world's least-read classics.

    Daniel Lazare

  • April 8, 2004

    Dishonest, Moronic or Both?

    Grover Norquist, the right's premier political organizer, once told me that the most significant difference between liberal journalists and conservative journalists is that the former are jou

    Eric Alterman

  • April 8, 2004

    Prison Without Walls

    Our nation's two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people in America--more than

    Jennifer Egan

  • April 8, 2004

    Condemned to Death

    Thanks to the US-led drug war, AIDS is exploding among injection drug users.

    Daniel Wolfe


  • April 8, 2004

    Pregnant and Dangerous

    The good news is that Utah has dropped murder charges against Melissa Rowland, who rejected her doctors' advice to undergo an immediate Caesarean section and gave birth to a stillborn boy and a g

    Katha Pollitt

  • April 8, 2004

    Bush, AIDS, Big Pharma

    When George W. Bush announced a $15 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in his 2003 State of the Union address, he compared the fight against AIDS to the war on terrorism.

    the Editors

  • April 8, 2004

    Justice in Philly (Finally)

    Just a few months before this summer's Republican National Convention in New York, the last three protesters to go to trial on charges stemming from the GOP convention in Philadelphia in 2000 wer

    Michael Blanding

  • April 1, 2004

    Lying in Wait

    On the eve of mass protests, police tell tales that turn out not to be true.

    David Graeber

  • April 1, 2004

    In Praise of Secularism

    To arms, freethinkers! Religious zealots have hijacked your government!

    Susan Jacoby