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The Supreme Court gives women the right to choose while also rendering an important lesson on the practical workings of democracy.

New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller turns a prison-wide protest into a wholesale slaughter.

Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in March of 1964, 'Exactly one hundred years after Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation for them, Negroes wrote their own document of freedom in their own way. In 1963, the civil rights movement coalesced around a technique for social change, nonviolent direct action.'

From 1961 to 1966, King wrote an annual essay for The Nation. In 1963, he cautioned that the American people had mistaken token victories for real progress on racial justice.

Baseball is deservedly known as our national sport, for in the World Series just ended in triumph for the Athletics it was evident that the games contained most of the characteristic phases of American life: shrewdness, skill, sentimentality and downright luck. 

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A century and a half of writing on the always-possibly-imminent break-up of the United Kingdom.

September 18, 2014

The whole spat between Russia and the West could easily have been avoided.

September 8, 2014

"Outside, the ground separates, / breaking open like sores..."

September 3, 2014

A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014

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