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Along with the Bible and Moby-Dick, Alexis de Tocqueville's
Democracy in America has got to be one of the world's
least-read classics.

Our nation's two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people in America--more than

For a man who destroyed his country and wrecked or stole hundreds of thousands of lives, Slobodan Milosevic is an oddly colorless villain.

The last few years have seen renewed interest in the Weathermen.

If the words "first novel" and "arrival of a major American talent" appear on the front flap of a dust jacket, you can almost be sure that the picture on the back flap will depict some impossibly

Manhattan is a tight little island. Around thirteen miles long, it has a width that varies from two miles to a few hundred feet.

The American foreign affairs establishment seems finally to have gotten worried about the antics of the Boy Emperor.

If upon reading the first sentence of Moses Isegawa's debut novel, Abyssinian Chronicles, in an Amsterdam bookstore a few years back, I quickly re-read it a few times and committed it to m

Although the epigraph of Damon Galgut's novel is taken from Chekhov, it is the ghost of Graham Greene that hovers most palpably over The Good Doctor, and even in the cadence of its title.

Blogs

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/21/15?

April 21, 2015

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.

April 20, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/9/15?

April 9, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/3/15?

April 3, 2015

MSNBC's Chris Hayes celebrates The Nation's 150th anniversary.

April 1, 2015

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/27/15?

March 27, 2015

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