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Many rhetorical bombshells were lobbed by British and
American poets during the political turmoil of the 1930s, but few
detonated as loudly as this cluster of words: "Today the deliberate
One notable casualty of the
diplomatic tug-of-war between France and the United States over the
American-led invasion and occupation of Iraq has been verbal
This essay, from the October 31, 1953, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on marriage, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.
By the time that Jeanne Moreau cut the cake for his twenty-fifth birthday on the set of Elevator to the Gallows, Louis Malle had already been joint winner of an Oscar for his work on Jacqu
Editor's Note: Due to an unfortunate glitch in production, two lines are missing from the printed version of Daniel Lazare's essay. They have been restored in this version.
If ever there was an event that called for reflection on what was left of the New Left, it was the 1981 Brink's robbery.
Generations of Yale students share stories about special moments in Vincent Scully's courses on art and architecture.
African-American history, broadly defined, continues to be the most innovative and exciting field in American historical studies.
This essay, from the September 26, 1953, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.
One of the greatest paradoxes of the modern era is the relationship between science and rationalism.