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We know today the Founders were not Fathers to be proud of.

It will need a robust Mayor and city government to take the law into their own hands; but the people would support them.

Feminism has opened up far more space than could have been imagined in the 1920s.

Looking forward to a social order without any external restraints upon the individual.

An eloquent portrait of underground life among the undocumented and the damned of the earth.

It would be intolerable to belong to a society which denied the freedom of expression.

Langston Hughes, by Winold Reiss

The Black artist still must confront the choice between being a messenger about the community and being a pure maker of artistic product.

There is no best country to write in. There is only the old world and the new.

An appeal for help from 1944.

We now know that workers are being attacked not because they want higher wages, not because they are Communists, but simply because they want to organize.

Blogs

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

Today's Altercation features interesting and relatively obscure cover songs.

June 18, 2015

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