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The IWW takes the fight for syndicalism to Lawrence, Massachusetts. The Nation is having none of it.

Textile workers seek only a living wage, but their walkout is met with violence at the hands of the police and a jingoistic citizenry.

With its blacklist, Hollywood has created a real monster, and it does more damage than the havoc wreaked by King Kong and Godzilla combined.

Huey Long was the first politician who knew how to make power just as the robber barons made money.

Movies that talk, and pictures from a box in your living room? What is the world coming to?

There could be disastrous consequences if the world powers don't come to an agreement at the World Disarmament
Conference in Geneva.

June 6, 1944: the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

Gerald Ford hands Richard Nixon his get-out-of-jail free card.

The founder of Planned Parenthood has a few words for
the Pope on birth control.

With the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis, the Supreme Court gets its first Jewish justice.


The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Americans today are a lot more familiar with his presidency than they think they are.

December 3, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

“Let us not fool ourselves in this hour of appraisal…”

November 5, 2014

Definitive assessments of Ronald Reagan and “the warrior state,” plus early looks at Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, and zeitgeist-defining essays on “cold war liberalism” and “the gay moment.”

October 24, 2014

A forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014