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Bob Dylan probably had no idea how much the times really were a' changin'.

The Nation's critic fails to catch Beatlemania.

A Jewish man in Georgia is jailed and lynched for a crime everyone knows he didn't commit.

In a possible prelude to World War III, America invades Russia following World War I.

Fidel Castro says his country is in desperate shape and can
only be rescued by a revolutionary government.

Sixty years before Leona Helmsley, J.P. Morgan says that only the little people have to pay taxes.

Alger Hiss may have been the defendant, but a whole generation was put on trial--and convicted.

Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss are caught up in what Chambers calls a 'tragedy of history.' For Hiss, that's what it turns out to be.

President Eisenhower sends federal troops to defend the
Constitution in Little Rock.

By overplaying his hand, Orval Faubus may have unintentionally done more to advance civil rights than anyone since Abraham Lincoln.

Blogs

Andrew Johnson’s and Bill Clinton’s impeachment trials; obituaries for Theodore Roosevelt, Vladimir Lenin and Winston Churchill; the beginnings of the Prague Spring and the Arab Spring—and all of it before the end of January!

December 23, 2014

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