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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?

The "general" whose "army" made a powerful stand for
America's unemployed in the country's first-ever march on Washington.

A farewell "Yippie!" from his friends.

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