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Socialist eastern Europe stands to be left out in the cold under the Marshall Plan.

Like a veteran door-to-door salesman, Ronald Reagan is a huckster, only instead of vacuum cleaners, he peddles fear--so successfully that he is now president of the United States.

Residents near the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor meet the fallout threat with uncommon grace and even humor.

World War II breaks out in Europe, but The Nation (getting it wrong) says it presents no threat to the US, and we will not join the fighting.

The terrible tragedy of the Titanic was entirely preventable.

Franklin Roosevelt is elected on the promise of a new deal, something the country needs desperately.

With the Gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing war in Vietnam, its clear that America hasn't learned its lesson from previous foreign policy mistakes in the region.

Robert F. Kennedy campaigned for peace on a platform that courageously opposed the policies that his brother set in motion.

A marcher braves the maelstrom of the civil rights movement.

With what seemed a lifetime worth of achievements behind him, how was it possible that Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 when he was killed?

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An available gun transforms violent emotions into deadly action.

March 30, 2015

You can imagine what would be our own emotional response if two Russians were sentenced to death for supplying information to us while we were allied with Russia.

March 29, 2015

It should have been clear that one self-serving segment of our society was pushing the rest of us into the arms of a technology that could not tolerate, nor contain, a major accident.

March 28, 2015

Pulp Fiction hits you like a jolt of adrenaline,” Stuart Klawans wrote in his 1994 review.

March 27, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

“Whatever [Israel’s] reasons for postponing a termination date on the occupation,” The Nation observed, “the sooner it sets one the better.”

March 26, 2015

The Nation, oddly, didn't take notice of the fire until a year later.

March 25, 2015

“The whole corporate system of extraction and consumption that has proved so profitable and disaster-prone must be challenged,” The Nation observed.

March 24, 2015

“There is only one shield against chaos,” the historian E.P. Thompson wrote in The Nation. “It is time to put it in repair.”

March 23, 2015

“Grand Coulee is magnificent,” The Nation observed. “But don’t call it planning.”

March 22, 2015