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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?

John Hinckley may have been the one to pull the trigger, but who's to blame for his anger?

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Stanley Kubrick “has taken a whole complex of America’s basic assumptions by the shoulders and given them a rough shaking,” The Nation’s Robert Hatch wrote.

January 29, 2015

What do you get when fall in love… with lucrative corporate boondoggles?

January 28, 2015

The headline of Frank Donner’s open letter to the committee is probably the best The Nation has ever run.

January 27, 2015

Yes, The Almanac covered the Clinton impeachment trial back on January 7. But the rules are the rules: seventeen years ago today, Bill Clinton looked America in the eyes and lied.

January 26, 2015

A profile of Bell in The Nation that year reported that the Scot spoke with a "rattling burr that adds piquancy to whatever he says."

January 25, 2015

Not the Winston Churchill who once served on The Nation's editorial board.

January 24, 2015

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015

The Nation had an old China hand, blacklisted in the McCarthy era, reflect on the American surrender in Vietnam.

January 23, 2015

After the Supreme Court legalized abortion on this day in 1973, The Nation published an editorial that seems curiously averse to discussion of the actual debate.

January 22, 2015

The Nation greeted the opening act of the Russian Revolution, in March 1917, with an enthusiasm bordering on glee. But how did it eulogize Lenin when seven years later, with actually existing communism already in place?

January 21, 2015