Nathan Schneider, America Magazine

Nathan Schneider

America Magazine

Colorado, United States

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Past articles by Nathan:

Greta Thunberg and the trouble with changing the world

The phrase always seems to come at the end of a sentence—change the world, period. Change the world how? → Read More

Seven tips for new Catholics, from one convert to another

Welcome! Christ is risen. → Read More

How can activists win more than a viral moment?

Today, it is easier than ever for activists to command attention for a moment but harder to form the lasting relationships and organizations that are also needed to make lasting change. → Read More

Polarization can bring about real political change. Our past proves it.

Polarized times tempt danger, such as the very real authoritarian surge happening around the world right now. But necessary changes often take place during periods of tumult, not tranquility. → Read More

Now that the midterms are over, let’s stop obsessing over the Trump Show

Maybe we just like victimizing each other and never addressing basic problems. But our young citizens have had enough of this political show and are making a spectacle of their own. → Read More

Rich People Broke America and Never Paid the Price

Lehman Brothers collapsed ten years ago, exposing a rotten system run only by greed. In an alternate universe, things actually changed. → Read More

Don’t blame the sex abuse crisis on queer Catholics

Using an abuse and accountability scandal to scapegoat Catholic queerness is not O.K. → Read More

How to survive Trump: End the cult of the presidency

The presidency has become a cult to which we are expected to constantly direct our attention; the result is a disenchantment with democracy. → Read More

Protesting our country’s nuclear weapons is (still) worth going to jail for

Despite being out of sight, the bombs are as ever-present as micro-aggressions and mass incarceration. → Read More

The transactional apocalypse is coming.

What if we could make economics uninteresting again? → Read More

It's Time for Mark Zuckerberg to Give Up Control of Facebook

The social media titan needs a new model of ownership and governance. → Read More

After the Vatican hackathon, what does Catholic entrepreneurship look like?

The Vatican just held a hackathon. Take a moment to recover from the shock. → Read More

The university is not supposed to be elite. It’s meant to serve.

I want to be able to serve the state better. I want to be able to serve more of the state. → Read More

A moral education in the Bitcoin boom

It turns out to be easier to make a quick buck in this world than to change it. → Read More

In cowboy country, inequality is not a bug. It’s a uniquely American strategy.

The goal is not to make sure everyone is safe and secure. It is to enable a few people to do really, really well. → Read More

The Neoliberal Sexuality of the Left

Leftist men need to get more leftist about sex—and maybe more conservative, too. → Read More

What would Pope Leo XIII think of Bitcoin and blockchain?

Catholic distributism might have something to offer for those rushing to adopt these new technologies. → Read More

A case against constant provocation

To “Make America Great Again” or “#resist,” we must begin by not permitting a few voices vying for power to divide and conquer our consciousness. → Read More

Maybe it’s time to rethink how we do confession

If you could confess in a small group or online, would you do it? → Read More

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and The Case Against Philanthropy As We Know It

Philanthropy should be regarded as a subdomain of democracy, not an exception to it. → Read More