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…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.

Kopkind Vermont

How to be committed without drinking the Kool-Aid—and other things Andy taught me.

Covering the island has been a central concern for The Nation since the beginning—producing scoops, aiding diplomacy, and pushing for a change in policy.

Over The Nation’s 150-year history, each new generation of radicals and reformers has contested the promise—and the meaning—of freedom.

The Nation and Alice in Wonderland were born within days of each other. In this seditious reading, they rejoin the dance.

“Stay to the end…and read everything”: 
Reporting the Iran/Contra scandal taught me everything 
I needed to know about covering Washington.

Beijing CCTV

In their defense of “tradition” against the liberating potential of architecture, Prince Charles and Xi Jinping find unlikely common ground.

Greece Women

Straight talk about essentialism, sexism, leaning in and speaking out.

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May 22, 2015

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May 15, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 5/8/15?

May 8, 2015

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May 4, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/26/15?

April 24, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/21/15?

April 21, 2015

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.

April 20, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/9/15?

April 9, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/3/15?

April 3, 2015

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

April 1, 2015