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How the War in Ukraine Can Be Ended

Journalist and international relations scholar Anatol Lieven on the facts about the war in Ukraine that are left out of mainstream American discourse.

How To Build Beautiful Places

The late architectural theorist Christopher Alexander offered a vision for a livable future.

Why This Computer Scientist Says All Cryptocurrency Should “Die in a Fire”

UC-Berkeley’s Nicholas Weaver has been studying cryptocurrency for years. He thinks it’s a terrible idea that will end in disaster.

The Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

Urban planner Angie Schmitt explains why American pedestrians, especially people of color and poor people, die in higher numbers compared to our peer countries.

How the Amazon Labor Union Defeated the Bezos Behemoth

Union member and Amazon worker Justine Medina on how workers achieved their historic victory when many doubted them.

Noam Chomsky on How To Prevent World War III

The eminent scholar on the worsening threat of nuclear warfare, how to end the war in Ukraine, the self-justifying myths propagated by imperial powers, why the Global South finds American moralizing laughable, and more.

The Rise of Pentecostal Christianity

While the world’s fastest-growing religious faith offers material benefits and psychological uplift to many people, it also pushes a reactionary political agenda aligned with dangerous far-right leaders.

Laurie Penny on The Sexual Revolution

While gendered power dynamics have changed over the last several decades, Penny argues that gender relations have been framed by the logic of the market, which conflates nominal choice with liberation.

Chris Hedges on the Inhumanity of Wars and Prisons

Former war correspondent Chris Hedges discusses what war zones and prisons have in common: They’re the places where America hides victims of white supremacy.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Russia, Ukraine, and the Need for Diplomacy in a Nuclearized World

The Nation publisher and Russia expert discusses the origin of the crisis and possible ways out of it.

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