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June 6, 1944: the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

Gerald Ford hands Richard Nixon his get-out-of-jail free card.

Bob Dylan probably had no idea how much the times really were a' changin'.

In a possible prelude to World War III, America invades Russia following World War I.

Sixty years before Leona Helmsley, J.P. Morgan says that only the little people have to pay taxes.

Alger Hiss may have been the defendant, but a whole generation was put on trial--and convicted.

Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss are caught up in what Chambers calls a 'tragedy of history.' For Hiss, that's what it turns out to be.

President Eisenhower sends federal troops to defend the
Constitution in Little Rock.

By overplaying his hand, Orval Faubus may have unintentionally done more to advance civil rights than anyone since Abraham Lincoln.

Nixon and Kissinger fiddle and Chile burns.

Blogs

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

May 1, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

April 8, 2015

“To say that it never went wrong would be to make a claim which, even if well grounded, nobody would acknowledge,” the magazine’s founding editor humble-bragged back in 1885.

March 16, 2015

In the winter of 2011, a revolution begins across the Arab world when Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali resigns following protests against government abuse and corruption.

January 14, 2015

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