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My mother, a brunette, hurried in her cloth coat
through postwar Sundays, which fell

CORRECTION: The Fisher family
of Six Feet Under is Episcopalian, not Catholic. (10/1)

"I have never had such a bad feeling about a war ever before," wrote Sha
Twa Nee on the Prophecy Club message board in April.

This was the summer when the movies were so bad, people were reduced to
complaining about a Mel Gibson film they hadn't seen.

In Plato's Republic, Socrates illustrates his theory of the parts
of the soul with the story of Leontius, who saw some corpses rotting
outside the walls of Athens and was torn between re

It is of some small comfort that totalitarian regimes are never quite as
total as either their leaders or subsequent historians might imagine.

Interesting Times is a curiously feeble title for an autobiography, rather as if Noam Chomsky were to write an article called "Could America Do Better?" It carries, of course, the sting

Here's our man, starring in a movie about himself.

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Blogs

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Sometimes the best things are the least appreciated.

June 1, 2015

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

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

May 8, 2015

In this week’s Altercation Eric honors artists and writers whose careers have stood the test of time.

May 5, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015