“Stay to the end…and read everything”: Reporting the Iran/Contra scandal taught me everything I needed to know about covering Washington.
The Nation and Alice in Wonderland were born within days of each other. In this seditious reading, they rejoin the dance.
Over The Nation’s 150-year history, each new generation of radicals and reformers has contested the promise—and the meaning—of freedom.
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.
How to be committed without drinking the Kool-Aid—and other things Andy taught me.
Drawing a line between poetry and the political has never been simple.
It sure is a bracing feeling for the chair-bound intellectual to imagine himself the drivetrain in the engine of history.
…and other tales from the “back of the book.”
Straight talk about essentialism, sexism, leaning in and speaking out.
On a Nation cruise, the maritime adventure I usually refer to as “Lefties at Sea,” I used to take it for granted that some of the guests were troubled by my presence.