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"I was in a highly unshaved and tatty state," John Lennon said of his 1966 meeting with a certain conceptual artist, then mounting her first show at London's Indica Gallery.

Gioconda Belli--poet, novelist, society belle reborn as Sandinista
comrade--has written a memoir of the Nicaraguan struggle that reads like
a romance--a romance with politics and revolution, ce

Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

On March 16, 1972, readers in Italy and throughout the publishing world
were shocked by the day's headlines.

As truth-tellers, journalists remain the undocumented aliens of the
knowledge industry, operating in an off-the-books epistemological
economy apart from philosophers and scientists on one side

If you've never set foot in the likes of Club Paradise, Scarlett's, New
York Dolls, Secrets, Peepers or the boldly named Booby Trap (yes, it
does exist), your image of a strip club might be bor

Michael Bellesiles, the historian accused of research falsification in
his book Arming America, a study of gun culture, announced on
October 25 that he was resigning from Emory Universit

At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly
magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how
to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme

If Steven Pinker's latest 500-page treatise on the brain, The Blank
Slate
, serves any wider purpose in the popular discussion of science
issues, it will, one hopes, be the final demoliti

Debbie Nathan is an attendee of Feminist Futures, a
New York-based study group whose organizers include Leonore Tiefer.

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The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014

There is no avoiding the inherently alienating consequences of trying to earn a living through the production of words.

May 30, 2014

The piece drew hard questions because of the choice of the (allegedly biased) reviewer.

May 28, 2014

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014

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

May 15, 2014

The substance and tone of Nation articles on Marxism have tended to shift with the larger political, cultural and economic tides.

April 18, 2014

How the cowardice of Viking Penguin kept the author’s In The Spirit of Crazy Horse out of print for seven years

April 7, 2014

Thomas Piketty’s ambitious, lucid Capital in the Twenty-First Century explains the depth and scope of our inequality problem.

March 14, 2014

The four-term congressman from Minnesota’s Fifth District is boldly following in the footsteps of Humphrey, McCarthy, Mondale and Wellstone.

March 10, 2014