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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 2, 1998

    Silent Reproach

    Some events carry an exceptional symbolic charge.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Death of a Collaborator

    Early on the morning of June 8, a messenger arrived at an apartment in one of the poshest districts of Paris bearing documents to be signed by a former high-level government official and prominen

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Western Front

    Fundamentalism is spreading westward; now it has invaded the Maghreb. The results of Algeria's June 12 local elections, in which the Islamic Salvation Front (F.J.S.) won more than half of the

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Papal Polonaise

    The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Islam Through Western Eyes

    This essay, by the late Edward Said, from the April 26, 1980, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the Middle East, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

    Edward W. Said


  • January 2, 1998

    Le Pen’s Pals–Blood and Soil

    There are two unmistakable signs that France is entering a pre-electoral period: The government is once again tinkering with the electoral law and the politicians, particularly the leaders of the

    Daniel Singer

  • June 19, 1997

    The Adolescent Lockup

    Not so long ago politicians campaigned by kissing babies. Today, they lock children in jail.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • September 30, 1996

    The End of History

    In 1996, Gore Vidal narrated his debacle defending the programs he wrote for the History Channel, which dealt with on the imperial aspects latent in the American presidency, to a panel of corporate media.

    Gore Vidal

  • July 4, 1994

    A Socialism of the Skin

    Our suffering teaches us solidarity; or it should.

    Tony Kushner

  • July 12, 1993

    The Internet Will Change the Way We Relate to One Another

    “Given the stakes and the power of the interests now seeking to shape and profit from this new technology, the end result may not be a happy one for the average citizen-user.”

    Richard Kreitner