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Judith Long on Jane Sharples, Allison Kilkenny on the fight for Philly’s schools

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, who died at 90 on October 21, embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

Citizen Vidal

As an elegant essayist and critic of empire, Gore Vidal had no peer. Oh, how the Republic misses its persistent suitor!

The Nation’s longest-running columnist was a witty, brilliant, coruscating presence in our pages for almost thirty years.

Alexander Cockburn

For what the ancients called avarice and iniquity, Alex’s hate was pure. No writer had a deadlier sting against the corruptions of empire.

For the critic John Leonard, “books are where we go alone to complicate ourselves.”

Christopher Hitchens

“Christopher had a twenty-five-year adventure with The Nation that I hope was as rewarding for him as it was for us, despite the political collisions.”

The Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress talks about spontaneous demonstrations, his hope for poetry, and why he doesn't read criticism anymore.

The Nation was central to Eisenhower's understanding of the military-industrial complex.

Lewis was a true Renaissance man, a lover of music, history, literature, language, botany, geography, sports, boating, cards—the list is endless—all of which enliven his puzzles.

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Meditations on writers’ conferences, Schlesinger Jr. on America, an Auden poem.

May 15, 2014

Ramachandra Guha’s essay in next week’s issue is only the latest in a long line of critical appreciations of the late historian’s work to be published in The Nation.

November 2, 2013

During his Congressional run in 1960, the late writer and Nation contributor fired back at a less-than-friendly newspaper publisher.

October 8, 2012

 A new participatory documentary captures the excitement of Obama's election.

March 10, 2010