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Enrique Krauze

A Mexican intellectual takes the measure of liberalism and revolution in twentieth-century Latin America.

J. Edgar Hoover

Clint Eastwood's cinematic exploration of the FBI chief's rise to power is little more than a comforting myth.

Occupy Wall Street

Will it last? Skeptics are entitled to their doubts, but I'm confident that, as with the Populist movement of a century ago, OWS will bring lasting change

His 1934 California gubernatorial run created one of the most important mass movements ever,  helped push the New Deal to the left -- and inspired the birth of the modern political campaign.

Ariel Dorfman

Returning to Chile decades after Allende’s death, I was no longer a soldier of the revolution. What changed?

Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach reunited, June 1937

Why was Joseph Lelyveld’s history of Gandhi’s years in South Africa attacked by India’s Hindu right?

Children at Foehrenwald Displaced Persons Camp in Bavaria, Germany, 1948

Tara Zahra explains why orphaned children held a special grip on Europe’s postwar imagination.

Francis Fukuyama

The Origins of Political Order, a work of total world history, pits the old Fukuyama against the new.

Union soldiers surrounding the Dictator, a 13-inch siege mortar cannon

Too many Americans have fallen prey to narratives that erase the role of slavery in the war’s origins and legacy.

Blogs

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

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014

The underlying philosophy of the National Front remains almost exactly the same as it was under Jean-Marie Le Pen.

March 1, 2014

An article in our pages in 1919 helped rescue the long-deceased scribe from obscurity and secured him a prominent place in the American canon.

January 4, 2014

President Hoover's holiday proclamation was offensive to millions of poor and unemployed Americans, our 'Drifter' columnist wrote.

November 23, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the 1950 Senate contest in California.

November 19, 2013

Was there more to JFK than a coiffure arranged by facing south in a strong east wind?

November 9, 2013

Ramachandra Guha’s essay in next week’s issue is only the latest in a long line of critical appreciations of the late historian’s work to be published in The Nation.

November 2, 2013