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What do Lindbergh Sr.'s leftist politics tell us about his son's character and courage?

A letter from the future president.

The man famous for saying "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one" writes about a free and a responsible press for The Nation.

The former president's personality was part of the national wealth.

The oil baron is one slippery businessman.

Amid the carnage of Okinawa, America also lost its greatest reporter.

The brilliant British philosopher and activist offers his views on Indian independence.

You want a good sex scandal? This one from the nineteenth century had it all--and more.

The Drifter remembers the great inventor.

Has The Nation ever had a more unlikely
correspondent?

Blogs

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015

"It was as if all South Africans, black, white and “coloreds” alike, were voting for the first time in their lives."

April 27, 2015

“Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?”

April 25, 2015

“That the recent outbreak was so inept as to be almost idiotic must be evident to the minds of all but the Irishmen who took part in it.”

April 24, 2015

"Art is artifice," a Nation critic once wrote in an essay on Shakespeare. "But the artifices owes its meaning to the fact that it has, here and there, its pertinence to life."

April 23, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

“It is an operation—however well meaning, however many good people involved—that is, at its core, a shuck.”

April 22, 2015

“It is a miracle of literature, this rapture maintained at so high a pitch over so long a time.”

April 21, 2015

Notoriously prickly about his press, Hitler wrote in to complain about a minor factual discepancy.

April 20, 2015