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This essay, from the October 31, 1953, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on marriage, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

By the time that Jeanne Moreau cut the cake for his twenty-fifth birthday on the set of Elevator to the Gallows, Louis Malle had already been joint winner of an Oscar for his work on Jacqu

Editor's Note: Due to an unfortunate glitch in production, two lines are missing from the printed version of Daniel Lazare's essay. They have been restored in this version.

If ever there was an event that called for reflection on what was left of the New Left, it was the 1981 Brink's robbery.

Generations of Yale students share stories about special moments in Vincent Scully's courses on art and architecture.

African-American history, broadly defined, continues to be the most innovative and exciting field in American historical studies.

This essay, from the September 26, 1953, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

One of the greatest paradoxes of the modern era is the relationship between science and rationalism.

Pablo Neruda is often compared to Walt Whitman. In fact, the Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner outdid Whitman in some respects.

We live, it has been said, in a postideological age. Ideologically confused might be more like it.

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