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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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“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

Notoriously prickly about his press, Hitler wrote in to complain about a minor factual discepancy.

April 20, 2015

"The Oklahoma City bombers were goaded to action not just by their private mad impulses but by a broader political culture."

April 19, 2015

“By infusing the black experience into the Southern novel, she enriches both it and us.”

April 18, 2015

“If they fail,” The Nation warned many months in advance, “the United States will lose face in an almost irreparable way.”

April 17, 2015