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The author of Ten Days That Shook the World was one of the
greatest journalists of his day or any day.

The secretary of state's political views are rooted in his religion. Tell that to the leaders of his faith.

The man who reported on the Third Reich for CBS finds
some disturbing parallels between the Nixon administration and the Nazi government.

The great portrait painter and inventor who will forever be memorialized in a series of dots and dashes.

The head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters takes on FDR.

In 1909, when the founders of the NAACP needed help organizing their new civil rights group, they reached out to Oswald Garrison Villard, The Nation's future editor and owner.

She was a fanatic but "a good fanatic" in the fight for women's freedom.

Should America join the League of Nations? The Harvard professor says the slogan "Join the League" offers too simple a solution for a complex question.

The Vietnamese leader is also a poet.

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"Swell packages aside, the ultimate thing about James Brown is the contradiction-healing groove," a Nation critic once observed. "It’s like a brief return to paradise."

May 3, 2015

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

May 1, 2015

“Hollywood will for a long time be in debt to Mr. Welles,” The Nation’s review predicted.

May 1, 2015

"Hoover was not only the nation’s police chief; he filled a far more important post—he was its minister of internal security, an office of tremendous, if unacknowledged, power."

May 1, 2015

“It was once German and may be German again,” Thomas Mann wrote in The Nation, “to win respect and admiration by the human contribution, by the power of the sovereign spirit.”

April 30, 2015

“Rodney King is the symbol that links unleashed police racism in Los Angeles to the crisis of black life everywhere.”

April 29, 2015

“The decisive confrontation between the constitutionalists who want peace and the militarists who want war is close at hand.”

April 28, 2015

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015

"It was as if all South Africans, black, white and “coloreds” alike, were voting for the first time in their lives."

April 27, 2015