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The president leaves a stain on his presidency, his marriage and, literally, on Monica Lewinsky.

Remembering the late Soviet leader.

The bell ring-a-ding-dings for Ol' Blue Eyes

The former head of the US Communist Party assesses the career of Joseph Stalin.

On the campaign trail with the former peanut farmer who is expected to be the next president of the United States.

The Champ counterpunches in a letter to The Nation.

Spiro Agnew had his hand out, but all he got for it was a slap on the wrist.

The Tiananmen Square massacre remains shrouded in myth. This eyewitness report by a Human Rights Watch observer makes the horror plain.

Why are so many people so scared? Maybe it's because of our rulers' enormous 'fear machine.' So says Eduardo Galeano, in this rare interview.

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“The decisive confrontation between the constitutionalists who want peace and the militarists who want war is close at hand.”

April 28, 2015

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015

"It was as if all South Africans, black, white and “coloreds” alike, were voting for the first time in their lives."

April 27, 2015

“Are there no gentlemen left in in American public life?”

April 25, 2015

“That the recent outbreak was so inept as to be almost idiotic must be evident to the minds of all but the Irishmen who took part in it.”

April 24, 2015

"Art is artifice," a Nation critic once wrote in an essay on Shakespeare. "But the artifices owes its meaning to the fact that it has, here and there, its pertinence to life."

April 23, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

“It is an operation—however well meaning, however many good people involved—that is, at its core, a shuck.”

April 22, 2015

“It is a miracle of literature, this rapture maintained at so high a pitch over so long a time.”

April 21, 2015