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

No one could put Richard Nixon back together again after Woodward and Bernstein got through with him.

There's corruption in Los Angeles's water department and private
detective Jake Gittes sticks his nose where he shouldn't-literally.

Oliver Stone's answer to probably every John Wayne war film ever made.

The horror film that unfairly tarnished the reputation of good gorillas everywhere.

Liberal living coast to coast. A look at the forthcoming Nation Guide to the Nation, with Katrina vanden Heuvel. Plus: Patty Hearst and Obama's education choice.

A nurse and her suddenly mute patient in Bergman's hands becomes nothing less than a work of art.

Henri-Pierre Roche's novel about three friends during World War I was long out of print until François Truffaut turned it into a landmark of the French New Wave.

In Spielberg's blockbuster aliens encounter human beings and, amazingly, aren't horrified at what they find.

Janet Leigh says she hasn't taken a shower since, but the notion of motherhood took a bath.

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"Dedication is not enough," The Nation warned, "Eagerness is not enough, nor a warm heart."

March 1, 2015

An article in The Nation shows that a little gun control could have gone a long way toward saving lives.

February 28, 2015

The government just sold off the once-controversial land. Here’s what they should have done with it instead.

February 27, 2015

In one of the great hatchet jobs of Nation history, Robert Sherrill argued that even in the prime of his clipboard-enabled antics, Buckley was already “quite dead.”

February 27, 2015

Nation correspondent traveled to the canyon in 1893 and told readers back East what he saw.

February 26, 2015

The fear-besotted US was “in danger once again” The Nation warned, “of being left alone at the station as Lenin’s locomotive of history goes racing toward the future.”

February 25, 2015

The Nation wrote about the “South American Hitler” who was “providing safe haven for a band of international bankers, munitions makers, cartel directors, and war-mongers.”

February 24, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

Mark Van Doren wrote 100 years later about the poet’s “plunges and dips and quivers of syntax.”

February 23, 2015

Recalling “the small and cheerful world” into which Washington was born… well, maybe if you were rich, male and white.

February 22, 2015