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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.
Pablo Neruda is often compared to Walt Whitman. In fact, the Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner outdid Whitman in some respects.
We live, it has been said, in a postideological age. Ideologically confused might be more like it.
Shortly after Strom Thurmond died, the flags at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia were lowered to half-staff. Every flag except one, that is.
How "superpower syndrome" is ravaging the world.
One of the nation's finest historians, Studs Terkel has told the story of twentieth-century America through the voices of ordinary people.
Toni Morrison's slim new novel, Love, may seem, at first glance, to fit within a group of books one could crudely call Morrison Lite, not requiring any heavy lifting from the reader like h