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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.

The founder of Hull House and former beacon for progressivism struggles to define herself in contemporary America.

James T. Farrell watches as the Brown Bomber becomes the Brown Bombed at the hands of Max Schmeling.

Blogs

The underlying philosophy of the National Front remains almost exactly the same as it was under Jean-Marie Le Pen.

March 1, 2014

It was clear then, as it is now, that "free-trade" agreements are disasters for workers and the environment.

February 15, 2014

It’s worth recalling that on the issue of immigration, as on much else, there is little new under the sun.

February 8, 2014

In February 1914, an editorial warned against allowing a small, privileged driving minority to jeopardize the lives of everyone else.

February 1, 2014

Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014

Nearly everything Kubrick exposes in his classic film turns out to be true.

January 23, 2014

Here is a little known fact about the famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." 

January 20, 2014

We’ve supported boycotts before, but this time engagement is the way to go.

January 18, 2014

We published some of his earliest poems as well as his great 1964 essay on Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay.

January 11, 2014

An article in our pages in 1919 helped rescue the long-deceased scribe from obscurity and secured him a prominent place in the American canon.

January 4, 2014