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Walden Pond is America's environmental holy land, the naturalist's sacred site and Concord's local swimming pool.

In May, Jan Egeland, the United Nations Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, called a news conference in New York to declare publicly what he had been warning people about for some time: that

Can someone win the presidency entirely on the basis of a negative asset?

Stalin has had a rough time at the hands of Russian novelists in recent years.

Former Presidents have a difficult, even awkward, role. They cope in different ways, but if the past half-century is any guide, we can be certain of one thing: They write their memoirs.

George McGovern carried the day, but the passion was provided by Ted Kennedy.

In a cluster of beach bungalows in Ghana in December 2000, my wife and I encountered the Peace Corps dream.

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time for reading the Declaration of Independence and listening to patriotic speeches.

It's the first three chapters of Yuri Olesha's Envy that really bite, that really get across the impotent sting of the emotion.

Christianity in this country has become almost synonymous with right-wing fanaticism, conservative politics and--courtesy of Mel Gibson--a brutally sadistic version of religious experience.

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MSNBC's Chris Hayes celebrates The Nation's 150th anniversary.

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