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What do Lindbergh Sr.'s leftist politics tell us about his son's character and courage?

A letter from the future president.

The man famous for saying "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one" writes about a free and a responsible press for The Nation.

The former president's personality was part of the national wealth.

The oil baron is one slippery businessman.

Amid the carnage of Okinawa, America also lost its greatest reporter.

The brilliant British philosopher and activist offers his views on Indian independence.

You want a good sex scandal? This one from the nineteenth century had it all--and more.

The Drifter remembers the great inventor.

Has The Nation ever had a more unlikely
correspondent?

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Unlike the male rock star who, having killed himself, gave his fans a taste of ultimate fatalism, Selena’s life, not death, offered joy to so many who admired her.

March 31, 2015

An available gun transforms violent emotions into deadly action.

March 30, 2015

You can imagine what would be our own emotional response if two Russians were sentenced to death for supplying information to us while we were allied with Russia.

March 29, 2015

It should have been clear that one self-serving segment of our society was pushing the rest of us into the arms of a technology that could not tolerate, nor contain, a major accident.

March 28, 2015

Pulp Fiction hits you like a jolt of adrenaline,” Stuart Klawans wrote in his 1994 review.

March 27, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

“Whatever [Israel’s] reasons for postponing a termination date on the occupation,” The Nation observed, “the sooner it sets one the better.”

March 26, 2015

The Nation, oddly, didn't take notice of the fire until a year later.

March 25, 2015

“The whole corporate system of extraction and consumption that has proved so profitable and disaster-prone must be challenged,” The Nation observed.

March 24, 2015

“There is only one shield against chaos,” the historian E.P. Thompson wrote in The Nation. “It is time to put it in repair.”

March 23, 2015