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On April 12, 1945, America mourns its greatest president
since Lincoln.

The midterm elections don't portend well for the possibility of a second Hoover administration.

President Hoover's slim chance at re-election probably ended with his heavy-handed treatment of the unemployed veterans who came to Washington seeking relief.

The memoir of Nathan Leopold, one of the twentieth century's most notorious murderers.

Russia hopes the Dumbarton Oaks Conference will ensure peace.

The author remembers his childhood friend Jack, who was about to leave a real mark on America when his life was cut short.

The Federal Theatre Project presented plays that made audiences think. That's what made them so richly rewarding--but too dangerous for Congress to stomach.

With SNCC's new chairman Stokely Carmichael and his chant for "black power" the civil rights movement takes on a different tone.

There's good reason to be skeptical about the government's Venona releases and the claim that they are the final word on the cold-war espionage cases.

The IWW takes the fight for syndicalism to Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Nation is having none of it.

Blogs

A century and a half of writing on the always-possibly-imminent break-up of the United Kingdom.

September 18, 2014

The whole spat between Russia and the West could easily have been avoided.

September 8, 2014

"Outside, the ground separates, / breaking open like sores..."

September 3, 2014

A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014

The Nation recognized that US isolation would be tested as never before, but didn’t even consider intervention as a possibility.

August 5, 2014

The quagmire of the Vietnam War was built on a “queasy foundation of fact and myth.”

July 31, 2014

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014