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John Berger, best known for the essay collection Ways of Seeing, is
not a timid writer. His oeuvre comprises novels, poems, criticism and
plays.

It's a cliché to say that an artist draws his power from his
contradictions, but the lives of the great composers provide easy grist
for the mill.

Martin Amis is the most condescended-to novelist of his time. He is also
one of the most literate, funny, quotable and (this the condescenders
never neglect to mention) talented.

While filming in Western Australia in May 1999, the critic Robert Hughes
survived--barely--a head-on collision with another car.

Most biographies of literary figures are a wonderful substitute for
actually having to read the work.

"We now live in a culture that's hyperaware of the construction and
manipulation of images in politics," David Greenberg writes in
Nixon's Shadow.

How we miss Martha Gellhorn, and how we need her right now!

In the annals of American politics Winning Modern Wars is an
unusual book.

In January 1948 Dutton brought out the third novel of a promising young
writer named Gore Vidal. The publishing house was nervous.

On the page, Patricia Highsmith could inspire a law-abiding citizen to
become a willing accomplice to murder, at least within the realm of the
imagination.

Blogs

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

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

March 13, 2015