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Richard Kreitner

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Richard Kreitner

Richard Kreitner edits The Nation's archives blog, "Back Issues." Curious how we covered something? We’re on it: rkreitner@thenation.com. Twitter: @richardkreitner.

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News and Features

In Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom, the Underground Railroad is a network of dignity and defiance.

We know today the Founders were not Fathers to be proud of.

It’s time to start enforcing Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Insurrections of the Mind thinks insurrections ought to happen only in the mind.

Waiting for snow in Havana… Rough Rider… Kreitner replies… lowlifes prowl the Net… pri$on$ for profit…

Watergate itself is “smoking gun” proof of that old axiom about the corruption of power.

Artists have become the shock troops of gentrification, even at the Chelsea Hotel.

Nick Turse’s Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.

Lingeman’s new book looks at postwar America through the lens of film noir.

Blogs

"The decisive confrontation between the constitutionalists who want peace and the militarists who want war is close at hand."
The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."
"It was as if all South Africans, black, white and “coloreds” alike, were voting for the first time in their lives."
“Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?”
“That the recent outbreak was so inept as to be almost idiotic must be evident to the minds of all but the Irishmen who took part in...
"Art is artifice," a Nation critic once wrote in an essay on Shakespeare. "But the artifices owes its meaning to the fact...
We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an...