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Many comparisons have been made between Obama and FDR. But the forty-fourth president will have a very different first 100 days.

A new book on the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians looks at jazz as a power stronger than itself.

Jill Lepore and Jane Kamensky talk about how they wrote the occasionally racy historical novel Blindspot.

China is a country that takes anniversaries seriously. But reaction to significant historical events to be commemorated this year has already taken place.

The Bush administration has systematically blocked historians' access to government archives. Does Obama hold the key to set information free?

A new book explores the longstanding scholarly debate over a secret and libertine Gospel of Mark.

Like his Depression-era counterpart, Obama must take bold action, seize opportunity and experiment.

As a politician, Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for growth. Can Obama follow suit?

A Folger Library exhibit examines Renaissance journalism and the birth of newspapers.

A newsman who witnessed the carnage at Jonestown talks about the People's Temple, the power of images and the state of news.

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