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Traveling along the Danube into the heart of the new Europe.

Two new books argue that the South's slaveholding republic faced a crisis of legitimacy from the outset.

Anthony Julius's Trials of the Diaspora and the myth of the new anti-Semitism.

How Barack Obama has fashioned a personal and political identity by treating the history of the civil rights movement as a usable past.

Two new books explore the role of naturalists in the history of conservation movements.

Ongoing conflict in the Middle East continually reinforces tribalism, religiosity and messianic Zionism.

As our own yellow press goes from strength to strength, what can the history of slander and libel teach us?

Raul Hilberg, the first historian to document the banality of Nazi evil, nursed a lifelong grudge against the woman who borrowed from and popularized his work, Hannah Arendt.

"There is such a thing as a moral atmosphere." So said Violet Gibson, the woman who shot Mussolini.

At Berkeley in 1964, Mario Savio embodied the need to speak and act in the face of doubt.

Blogs

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

‘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