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The Nation’s publisher writes about “the negro problem” during the very week he helped found the NAACP.

Whenever a small force of Americans undertakes an expedition, the woods and hills become alive with enemies.

The dragging down of the mighty has been not unpleasing sport in all ages.

American parents should keep their sons out of the game.

The atomic bomb represents a revolution in science. It calls for a comparable revolution in our thinking.

Despite their concern to insulate themselves from the appearance of racism, Herrnstein and Murray display a perspective worthy of an Alabama filling station.

As The Nation looks forward to the next 150 years, we asked some contributors to StudentNation, the campus-oriented section of our site, and former Nation interns what a radical future looks like to them.

…and other tales from the “back of the book.”

It sure is a bracing feeling for the chair-bound intellectual to imagine himself the drivetrain in the engine of history.

Drawing a line between poetry and the political has never been simple.

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