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The impact of Cold War anticommunism on our national life has been so profound that we no longer recognize how much we’ve lost.

Chicago's struggle to recover from the Great Fire is engaging the study of its best and most conservative minds.

The dragging down of the mighty has been not unpleasing sport in all ages.

American parents should keep their sons out of the game.

The current crop of students has gone far to shake the label of apathy and conformity that had stuck through the 1950s.

Innumerable precedents show that the consumer must be protected from his own indiscretion and vanity.

Democracy is dead in the United States. Yet there is still nothing to replace real democracy.

The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake.

Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.

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"Everybody thought everybody was fooling everybody. And both of us were probably right to a certain extent, everybody was fooling each of us."

March 19, 2015

Americans today are a lot more familiar with his presidency than they think they are.

December 3, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Eric Alterman reminded us that the so-called “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall. Some things haven’t changed much.

November 12, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

In his new book, John Dean finally offers definitive answers to the questions “What did he know, and when did he know it?”
 

August 14, 2014

The quagmire of the Vietnam War was built on a “queasy foundation of fact and myth.”

July 31, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014