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A town would be in rough shape without its good-hearted banker. That's what many people would call a fantasy.

Francis Ford Coppola fuses Conrad's Heart of Darkness with the Vietnam war in this sprawling, ambitious film.

Peter Finch asked all Americans to open their windows and shout, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore." Excuse us a second...

This was supposed to be Charlie Chaplin's first talkie, but he wisely realized that to preserve the charm of the Little Tramp, he also had to preserve the silence.

Aging numbers-man Burt Lancaster yearns for the day when even the Atlantic Ocean "was something."

Preston Sturges received two Oscar nominations for 1944 films. This was one of them--even though it was written on the fly as it was being filmed.

...And their sons. This film had the unusual distinction of starring two "Jr."s, Lon Chaney and Noah Beery, both scions of silent film actors.

A movie that portrays politicians as corrupt? Believe it or not, this film nearly didn't get made for precisely that reason.

The film of Margaret Mitchell's bestselling saga of the ante- and post-bellum South set box office records that still stand.

In the era of the antihero, few were more antiheroic than Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.

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The Nation argued against the development of the hydrogen bomb in terms that apply to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the surveillance state today.

January 31, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

The Nation was the first American publication to write about Gandhi, back in 1897. Here’s what we said.

January 30, 2015

Stanley Kubrick “has taken a whole complex of America’s basic assumptions by the shoulders and given them a rough shaking,” The Nation’s Robert Hatch wrote.

January 29, 2015

What do you get when fall in love… with lucrative corporate boondoggles?

January 28, 2015

The headline of Frank Donner’s open letter to the committee is probably the best The Nation has ever run.

January 27, 2015

Yes, The Almanac covered the Clinton impeachment trial back on January 7. But the rules are the rules: seventeen years ago today, Bill Clinton looked America in the eyes and lied.

January 26, 2015

A profile of Bell in The Nation that year reported that the Scot spoke with a "rattling burr that adds piquancy to whatever he says."

January 25, 2015

Not the Winston Churchill who once served on The Nation's editorial board.

January 24, 2015

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015