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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.

He may have said a sucker is born every minute, but the great showman defends his museum as the real deal in a letter to the editor.

Blogs

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

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