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The man who spread the gospel of the assembly line launches
a new crusade--for peace in Europe.

The grimy Chicago meatpacking industry was nothing compared to the sordid world of California politics.

Nixon and Kissinger fiddle and Chile burns.

He was such a great general that two disastrous terms as president did little to dim his star.

Was there an American who didn't love Will Rogers whose death along with aviator Wiley Post in an Alaskan airplane crash shocks and saddens the entire country.

Who is this Chicago gangster known as 'Scarface'?

It's anybody's guess about what kind of president Theodore Roosevelt will turn out to be.

Our greatest female aviator disappears off the map somewhere in the South Pacific. Had she been familiar with Morse Code, she might have survived when her plane went down.

The House of Representatives chooses Panama over Nicaragua for America's ambitious plan to dig a canal.

How Lincoln wrote his great speech--told by someone who was there.


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