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Oliver Stone

Missed opportunities, roads not taken—these are the central themes of Stone's new documentary. 

A group of peasants posed atop a mountain of ashes at Treblinka

Can the two central images of Poland during World War II—a country of heroes and a country of collaborators—ever be combined?

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.

Public sympathies and political outcomes over the Amistad Africans drifted in opposite directions.

Have histories of famines caused by totalitarianism become a distraction to the new politics of hunger?

The right celebrates Reagan as the cold war “victor.” American memorials tell a different story.

On socialism or the Middle East, Fred Halliday’s intellectual flexibility was one of his greatest strengths.

Even now, our understanding of that fraught moment is built on falsehoods and myths.

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, who died at 90 on October 21, embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.

Blogs

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

"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