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There's good reason to be skeptical about the government's Venona releases and the claim that they are the final word on the cold-war espionage cases.

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.

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Unlike the male rock star who, having killed himself, gave his fans a taste of ultimate fatalism, Selena’s life, not death, offered joy to so many who admired her.

March 31, 2015

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