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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.

As the rout of Saigon showed, when it came to Vietnam our "best and the brightest" were, more accurately, the worst and the dumbest.

The following speech was delivered this spring at Mark Twain's house in Hartford.

The Nation says that Pinkerton's mercenary police force is "the greatest disgrace that has befallen the United States." That was putting it mildly.

Many Israelis and their American allies are sleeping through the rise of the virulently anti-Arab Avigdor Lieberman.

If Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk is a political writer, it is by virtue of his sympathy for what is old and faded, for what no longer matters, or what never did.

Reviews of Half of a Yellow Sun, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and The City Is a Rising Tide.

The plagiarism flap over Opal Mehta is essentially a story
about clichés and stereotypes passing from one subliterary commercial
product to another.

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“If they fail,” The Nation warned many months in advance, “the United States will lose face in an almost irreparable way.”

April 17, 2015

"The demand the Virginia Tech massacre places on the school, on Virginia, on all of us, is simple: Only connect."

April 16, 2015

The Nation's coverage of the flood reveals some unnerving parallels with Hurricane Katrina, eight decades later.

April 15, 2015

"The chapters in which Steinbeck halts the story to editorialize about American life are sometimes useful, but oftener pretentious and flatulent."

April 14, 2015

"How can you punish a man with so compelling a consciousness of the right?"

April 13, 2015

“To countless millions,” The Nation wrote, “he was America.”

April 12, 2015

“Staggeringly monstrous as Eichmann’s actions have been, there were causes for those actions and they can be comprehended.”

April 11, 2015

Utilitarian arguments for animal rights in The Nation from the year the ASPCA was founded.

April 10, 2015

“Should he spend the rest of his days in prison, justice will, in a sense, have been served. It should, however, have been left up to the Panamanians to make that decision.”

April 9, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel sits down with Charlie Rose to discuss the magazine’s 150th anniversary.

April 8, 2015