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The Nation is America's oldest weekly news magazine, and one of the most widely read magazines in the world for politics, news and culture.


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The pursuit of truth in drama is elusive, but in life it is mandatory, wrote Harold Pinter, who died Wednesday at 78. When he won the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature, he condemned the United States for its actions in Iraq and and called on its citizens to reject the manipulation of political language.

Iraq is a nation on fire, a conflagration of America's making that threatens to consume everything the nation stands for. How did we get there? How do we get out? Can we get out?

As Barack Obama touched down in China, the American press seemed to settle on a single story line.

More than 7,000 people perished in a hurricane that
swept the Texas coast on September 13, 1900. In two unsigned dispatches,
The Nation described the scene. September 13 and September
20, 1900, issues.

With its war in Iraq and its talk of promoting democracy, the Bush
Administration has begun to transform the Middle East--but not always in
ways it may have intended.

Victor Navasky and E.L. Doctorow discuss the importance of dissenting publications.

Winners of the 2005 Discovery/The Nation Poetry Prize

An NYU law student asks a Supreme Court Justice, "Do you sodomize your wife?"


Drew Faust, the historian who has been named Harvard's first female president, has been praised for her "people skills," but she's also...
So just how firmly do the Bushists want to pursue the campaign to unravel Al-Qaeda? In today's WaPo, Dafna Linzer has a story, attributed...
In response to the massive loss of unionzed, relatively well-paid manufacturing jobs in the US, the barons of Wall Street (Bob Rubin, et al...
Professional associations can be unaccountable, self-interested and reactionary. (It was the American Medical Association that almost...
Vote Vets, a coalition that includes 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, produced some of the most gripping ads of the 2006 cycle,...
Just last week, in a typical air strike of the Iraq War, two missiles were fired at targets somewhere in the city of Ramadi, capital of al-...
U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada finally had an opportunity to speak in his own defense Wednesday and in short order raised...
Ninety US soldiers have died since President Bush announced his plan to escalate the war in Iraq on January 10. There's been a lot of talk...