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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.

He may have been one of the 'nine old men' of the Supreme Court, but he was a great old man.

Harold Laski profiles the British leader whose iron will galvanized Britain and saved Europe from Nazism.

Blogs

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

“Let us not fool ourselves in this hour of appraisal…”

November 5, 2014

Definitive assessments of Ronald Reagan and “the warrior state,” plus early looks at Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, and zeitgeist-defining essays on “cold war liberalism” and “the gay moment.”

October 24, 2014

A forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014

“How can I have seemed so settled in my opinions? So smug in my attitudes?”

September 24, 2014