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The governor of Illinois is an uncommon man with the interests of the common man at heart.

"The Commodore's acts have touched the public,
more or less nearly, in a spot which is tender."

His accomplishments will unfortunately be overshadowed by his fatal mistakes in Vietnam.

His race against Grant for the presidency cost him his
reputation and, maybe, his life.

The former dressmaker now fashions herself a revolutionary.

The author of Ten Days That Shook the World was one of the
greatest journalists of his day or any day.

The secretary of state's political views are rooted in his religion. Tell that to the leaders of his faith.

The man who reported on the Third Reich for CBS finds
some disturbing parallels between the Nixon administration and the Nazi government.

The great portrait painter and inventor who will forever be memorialized in a series of dots and dashes.

The head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters takes on FDR.

Blogs

The struggle for genuine reform is in the noblest traditions of this magazine.

April 5, 2014

As he once wrote of history itself, Jonathan was “no respecter of conventional wisdom.”

March 29, 2014

Vergara’s ambivalent feelings about gentrifying Harlem stem from a recognition of just how far the neighborhood had fallen in previous years.

March 22, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014

The quivering throngs of teen-aged girls, The Nation’s reviewer wrote, said much more about the susceptibility of Americans to fashionable trends than it did about the talent or novelty of the group itself.

March 8, 2014

The underlying philosophy of the National Front remains almost exactly the same as it was under Jean-Marie Le Pen.

March 1, 2014

It was clear then, as it is now, that "free-trade" agreements are disasters for workers and the environment.

February 15, 2014

It’s worth recalling that on the issue of immigration, as on much else, there is little new under the sun.

February 8, 2014

In February 1914, an editorial warned against allowing a small, privileged driving minority to jeopardize the lives of everyone else.

February 1, 2014

Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014