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Forty-five years before Jessica Mitford's exposè of the funeral industry, Paul Blanshard found out just how expensive dying can be.

Jack Kevorkian is leading the movement to allow people to take death in their own hands.

To Kill or Not to Kill: Two experts debate the morality of euthanasia.

The Nation says that the solution to the problem of prostitution is regulation.

Monsanto is dangerously re-engineering America's food supply.

In a matter of hours, Mary Jo Kopechne lost her life and Ted Kennedy the presidency.

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.

The west was easily gulled by the promise of a new era of progress and prosperity under the Shah.

Spiro Agnew had his hand out, but all he got for it was a slap on the wrist.

The Tiananmen Square massacre remains shrouded in myth. This eyewitness report by a Human Rights Watch observer makes the horror plain.

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

January 20, 2014

It’s bad out there on Thanksgiving this year. A remembrance: in 1973, it was worse.

November 28, 2013

When momentum gathered to reign in the national security state in 1976, the powers that be struck back with a distraction campaign that worked.

July 2, 2013

Lincoln ordered the execution of thirty-eight Dakota Indians for rebellion—but never ordered the execution of Confederate officials or generals.

December 26, 2012

The McGovern campaign marked a turning point in many lives, including John Lennon’s.

October 21, 2012

The ultimate "realist" goes a bit too far.

December 11, 2010

Upton Sinclair led one of the greatest mass movements in US history, and his political career has a lot to teach us about politics today.

October 12, 2010

A tale of two attacked cities, or the differences between New York and Oklahoma City.

September 24, 2010

Today is the 39th anniversary of the killings of four student antiwar protesters at Kent State University.

May 4, 2009