How Liberals Created, Then Destroyed, Publicly Owned Nuclear Power

The battle over New York’s Indian Point power plant was quietly a battle for the soul of American liberalism.

Nuclear Plant Inspector

An inspector examines a giant steam generator containing 39 miles of tubing at the Westinghouse plant in Lester, Pennsylvania, before the unit is installed at the nuclear power plant at Indian Point, New York. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

On a chilly Sunday in February, thirty miles up the Hudson River from New York City, a few hundred environmentalists descend on the Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power station, dreaming of a world powered instead by wind and sun. Skewing young and college-educated, they’re led by a New York City Democratic congresswoman famous […]

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