The Nation Magazine Holding a Contest to Name Our Epoch

Historians in the News

Historians divide history into epochs. The Gilded Age and the Great Depression, for example, are familiar to most Americans. Our current epoch, however--a period that has seen soaring grand fortunes for a new American superrich and a fading American Dream for nearly everyone else--lacks a label. That's why The Nation is joining the Institute for Policy Studies in a new contest. We invite you to help us Name Our Epoch! Send an e-mail with your suggested label for our excruciatingly unequal times. We need your entry by July 4. Our all-star progressive panel of judges--historian Howard Zinn, journalist Barbara Ehrenreich and novelist Walter Mosley--will determine a winner.

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