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Irving Kristol's book reveals he's no democrat with a lowercase "d" either.

Drawing on his past as a Trotskyite, Irving Kristol states his case for capitalism--but cautiously.

Monsanto is dangerously re-engineering America's food supply.

In a matter of hours, Mary Jo Kopechne lost her life and Ted Kennedy the presidency.

Fred Rodell is largely forgotten these days, but as the "bad boy of American legal academia" he inspired several generations of Yale Law School students to think differently about their chosen profession. Sidney Zion was one of them.

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.

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"Margaret Mitchell gives us our Civil War through Southern eyes exclusively, and no tolerant philosophy illumines the crimes of the invaders."

June 30, 2015

"She acquired a reputation upon the smallest of down payments and then, like the honest debtor she is, set about the unpleasant business of earning the fame she already enjoyed."

June 29, 2015

"The immediate task of suppling military aid falls on us, and there is no question that it will be discharged."

June 27, 2015

"What the people of the world profoundly desire is something which will not mirror their conflicts but resolve them, which will dispel their fears and satisfy their hopes."

June 26, 2015

"Who shall blame the Sioux for defending themselves, their wives and children, when attacked in their own encampment and threatened with destruction?"

June 25, 2015

"Matters have been allowed to go so far that a mere truce seems to be ruled out."

June 24, 2015

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

We like to remember the GI Bill of Rights as non-partisan, but we forget the fierce opposition the bill faced from segregationist Southern Democrats.

June 22, 2015