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He may have said a sucker is born every minute, but the great showman defends his museum as the real deal in a letter to the editor.

Beloved for his generous spirit as much as for his brilliant work, the news of Charles Dickens's death has prompted a worldwide outpouring of grief.

The New York World is Pulitzer's greatest prize.

He was to the British what Jerry Lewis is to the
French--much to the amusement of The Nation.

He won't be the next president of the United
States--but Fred Rodell says he ought to be.

The west was easily gulled by the promise of a new era of progress and prosperity under the Shah.

This time, reports of his death weren't greatly exaggerated.

A visit with the 'king of India.'

The president leaves a stain on his presidency, his marriage and, literally, on Monica Lewinsky.

Blogs

Andrew Johnson’s and Bill Clinton’s impeachment trials; obituaries for Theodore Roosevelt, Vladimir Lenin and Winston Churchill; the beginnings of the Prague Spring and the Arab Spring—and all of it before the end of January!

December 23, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Americans today are a lot more familiar with his presidency than they think they are.

December 3, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

“Let us not fool ourselves in this hour of appraisal…”

November 5, 2014

Definitive assessments of Ronald Reagan and “the warrior state,” plus early looks at Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, and zeitgeist-defining essays on “cold war liberalism” and “the gay moment.”

October 24, 2014

A forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014