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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.

The pioneering psychoanalyst suffered so greatly in his last years that his death comes as a great relief to his friends

That Silent Cal's political success was largely the product of GOP mythmaking was hardly a secret, but in the Roaring
Twenties hardly anyone cared.

An interview with the Communist Party's leading Trotskyist.

Ike takes a drive down the middle of the road.

Roger Baldwin, who spent three months working under MacArthur in Japan after World War II, remembers the general fondly.

The mysterious Missourian who has just stepped into some very big shoes.

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Stanley Kubrick “has taken a whole complex of America’s basic assumptions by the shoulders and given them a rough shaking,” The Nation’s Robert Hatch wrote.

January 29, 2015

What do you get when fall in love… with lucrative corporate boondoggles?

January 28, 2015

The headline of Frank Donner’s open letter to the committee is probably the best The Nation has ever run.

January 27, 2015

Yes, The Almanac covered the Clinton impeachment trial back on January 7. But the rules are the rules: seventeen years ago today, Bill Clinton looked America in the eyes and lied.

January 26, 2015

A profile of Bell in The Nation that year reported that the Scot spoke with a "rattling burr that adds piquancy to whatever he says."

January 25, 2015

Not the Winston Churchill who once served on The Nation's editorial board.

January 24, 2015

Sheldon Silver and the history of “Legislative Corruption”.

January 23, 2015

The Nation had an old China hand, blacklisted in the McCarthy era, reflect on the American surrender in Vietnam.

January 23, 2015

After the Supreme Court legalized abortion on this day in 1973, The Nation published an editorial that seems curiously averse to discussion of the actual debate.

January 22, 2015

The Nation greeted the opening act of the Russian Revolution, in March 1917, with an enthusiasm bordering on glee. But how did it eulogize Lenin when seven years later, with actually existing communism already in place?

January 21, 2015