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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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"Where the subject is the Negro people, or the Negro person, Miss Brooks has gone considerably beyond...quaint and for-tourists-only self-consciousness," a Nation critic observed.

May 5, 2015

“Swell packages aside, the ultimate thing about James Brown is the contradiction-healing groove,” a Nation critic once observed. “It’s like a brief return to paradise.”

May 3, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 2, 2015

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

May 1, 2015

“Hollywood will for a long time be in debt to Mr. Welles,” The Nation’s review predicted.

May 1, 2015

“It was once German and may be German again,” Thomas Mann wrote in The Nation, “to win respect and admiration by the human contribution, by the power of the sovereign spirit.”

April 30, 2015

“Rodney King is the symbol that links unleashed police racism in Los Angeles to the crisis of black life everywhere.”

April 29, 2015

“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