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Sacred violence, again unleashed in 2001, could prove as destructive as in 1096.

From its inception, the AIDS pandemic has generated extraordinary expressions of sadness and anger. The sadness is easy to understand.

I have witnessed what Bernard Lewis, and later Samuel Huntington, designated the "clash of civilizations" between Christendom and Islam up close in at least two wars.

Isaiah Berlin once told his biographer, Michael Ignatieff, that "I have a natural tendency to gossip, to describing things, to noticing things, to interest in human beings and their characters, t

This article is excerpted from Gore Vidal's latest book, Imperial America, just published by Nation Books.

Is the United States--as so many have said, in celebration or dismay--a planet-mastering empire or not? The question presses upon us as George W.

Over the century that followed the Napoleonic wars, the Ottoman Empire contracted and eventually disappeared from the map.

American policy-makers may be divided into two schools of thought on the Arab-Israeli conflict: the evenhanded and the Israel-first.

Walden Pond is America's environmental holy land, the naturalist's sacred site and Concord's local swimming pool.

In May, Jan Egeland, the United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, called a news conference in New York to declare publicly what he had been warning people about for some time: that

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What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/22/15?

March 21, 2015

"Everybody thought everybody was fooling everybody. And both of us were probably right to a certain extent, everybody was fooling each of us."

March 19, 2015

The Nation’s archives, Henry James wrote in our fiftieth anniversary issue, “compose the record of the general life of civilization.”

March 18, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/13/15?

March 13, 2015

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March 6, 2015

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February 27, 2015

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February 20, 2015

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February 17, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/6/15?

February 6, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015