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Twenty very little men are defendants in a very big trial.

In Zeroville, Steve Erickson explores New Hollywood's promise and doom and the dissolution of cinema into spectacle.

Wall Street crashes; thousands of people are wiped out, but the
worst is yet to come.

LBJ responds to national anger and sends a voting rights bill to Congress. It's a good one, but long overdue.

Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis are two inmates in a Southern prison who learn to unshackle themselves from hatred.

One of three versions of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's madcap newspaper comedy from a period when reporters probably did call their city rooms and say, "Hello, sweetheart, get rewrite."

The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature is every bit as political as her predecessors.

A soldier's button says "We Shall Overkill." In Vietnam, it speaks the truth.

In just 180 days, FDR has managed to completely transform the office of the presidency.

Blogs

The Nation recognized that US isolation would be tested as never before, but didn’t even consider intervention as a possibility.

August 5, 2014

The quagmire of the Vietnam War was built on a “queasy foundation of fact and myth.”

July 31, 2014

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

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