February 22, 2010 | The Nation

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February 22, 2010

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Browse Selections From Recent Years












Eric Foner on Howard Zinn's radical writing, Alexander Cockburn on the immigrant crime wave that wasn't and Stuart Klawans on Martin Campbell's Edge of Darkness.


Letters published in the February 22, 2010 issue of the Nation.


The Chilcot Inquiry's lesson is the terrible cost to any country that defines the national interest as standing shoulder to shoulder with Washington.

Morton Mintz on what Rehnquist would have thought of Citizens United; John Nichols on net neutrality.

Howard Zinn's writings remain essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the upheavals of the '60s

Remembering the pragmatic radical.

Let the Republicans actually filibuster something, hour after excrutiating hour, in real time. The public won't like it.



"Buyer's remorse" is the way John Cornyn, the Senate Republicans' fundraiser, gleefully refers to Wall Street moguls' current disenchantment with the US president they thought they had bought.


The trouble with protesting the Tim Tebow ad: all most people see is pro-choicers trying to shut up a brave mother and her son.

A host of politicians and pundits would have you believe that Hispanic immigrants are to blame for an uptick in urban crime. They're wrong.


Obama's healthcare summit is a delay tactic--it's what happens after, when someone steps up to steer the bill, that counts.

Uninsured Americans have arguably the highest stake in the outcome of the healthcare debate--so why are they absent from the national conversation over its fate?

In this unpublished interview from 2001, Howard Zinn talks about his coming-of-age as a radical thinker.

The thirty-second spots for chips, beer, babes and flatulent slackers star in the big game.

Three US special forces soldiers were killed in northwest Pakistan this week, confirming that the US military is more deeply engaged on the ground in Pakistan than previously acknowledged by the White House and Pentagon.

There will be no change until we change Congress.

Nine-year-old Ali Kinani died from a gunshot wound to the head in the Nisour Square massacre. His father may be the one man standing between Blackwater and total impunity.

Books & the Arts


The Red Riding trilogy; Martin Campbell's Edge of Darkness.


Who is the purest archetype of the conservative legal movement, Antonin Scalia or John Roberts?


Morris Dickstein's elegant cultural history of the Great Depression.