Quantcast

Nation Topics - History | The Nation

Topic Page

Nation Topics - History

Articles

News and Features

Aung San Suu Kyi, right, and Hillary Clinton

Hopes for reform in Burma are starting to be fulfilled, but skepticism of its rulers is still warranted.

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.

Blogs

"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