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Sidney Zion celebrates the courage and independence of the late Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

The maverick opinions of a a maverick reporter.

Roy Cohn was one of the most loathsome characters in American history, so why did he have so many influential friends?

Clarence Darrow may have embarrassed him at the Scopes trial, but William Jennings Bryan will long be remembered as one of the country's greatest progressive crusaders.

Jesse James may have been a robber and a thief, but at least he was a member in good standing of his church.

Yes, Virginia, this is an endorsement of Herbert Hoover
in The Nation.

What do Lindbergh Sr.'s leftist politics tell us about his son's character and courage?

A letter from the future president.

The man famous for saying "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one" writes about a free and a responsible press for The Nation.

The former president's personality was part of the national wealth.

Blogs

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

The politicians were happy, if nobody else.

July 1, 2014

Early warnings of an American policy in thrall to the Israeli right.

July 1, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

The justices didn’t quote Christian Parenti, but they should have.

June 25, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014

A dispatch from the House of Representatives, June 6, 1944.

June 6, 2014