The Nation Magazine Holding a Contest to Name Our Epoch





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 toNameOurEpoch@ips-dc.org 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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