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To commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the New Deal, The Nation invited a panel of activists, writers, scholars and artists to reflect on its lasting lessons.
Susan Faludi's Terror Dream made a provocative splash, but therapy is no substitute for understanding reality.
On the bicentennial of the abolition of the slave trade, a documentarian tries to come to grips with her family's history in the trade.
Thirty-two years after the war, Communist Vietnam is a bustling market economy awash in foreign capital and consumer goods. So was the war necessary?
Voters drawn to Barack Obama are often criticized as naive. But appeals to our collective hope for a more decent society are core to the American experience.
Two new books take a closer look at the "Soviet monster" in an age of lazy, anti-Communist rhetoric.
The generation that came of age in Stalin's Russia was torn between perpetual fear and profound emotional investment in the Soviet ideal.
On Saturday, June 27, 1924, "men and women suddenly rose up after days of utterly degraded and demoralizing
vaudeville performances to declaim with passion about two big subjects."
The biography of Joschka Fischer tells the story of postwar Germany.
A modern-day Rip Van Winkle challenges the view that Europeans are too wrapped up in their past to move on.
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