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"Here is a lost cause no longer lost, but come to triumphant success, and if the pioneers of that cause are looking down upon this scene, there will be rejoicing in heaven on the fourth day of March."

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.

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“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

The Nation had an old China hand, blacklisted in the McCarthy era, reflect on the American surrender in Vietnam.

January 23, 2015