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The generation that came of age in Stalin's Russia was torn between perpetual fear and profound emotional investment in the Soviet ideal.

On Saturday, June 27, 1924, "men and women suddenly rose up after days of utterly degraded and demoralizing
vaudeville performances to declaim with passion about two big subjects."

The biography of Joschka Fischer tells the story of postwar Germany.

A modern-day Rip Van Winkle challenges the view that Europeans are too wrapped up in their past to move on.

MLK's biographer on presidents, politics, racial injustice, poverty and war.

Marcus Rediker's breathtaking "human history" of the slave ship reveals how the transatlantic slave trade demeaned everyone it touched.

In This Republic of Suffering, historian Drew Gilpin Faust strips from the Civil War any purpose beyond massive slaughter.

Two new books profile the generation of counterfeiters and con men who sprouted up in Jacksonian-era America.

With House Resolution 888, the religious right seeks to rewrite American history, turning the founding fathers from deists to Christian fundamentalists.

An excerpt from Fidel Castro: My Life, a spoken autobiography.

Blogs

Is “collaborators” too strong a word for movie bosses dealing with the Hitler regime?

September 24, 2013

The bombing of Hiroshima changed everything; but it may not be too late to change it back.

August 3, 2013

In our first issue, just after the Civil War, we wrote that in 89 years of celebrating the Fourth of July, never before did Americans have more to rejoice about on Independence Day; in 1991, we asked 100 contributors for their definitions of patriotism.

July 4, 2013

Was this the wildest football game ever?

December 31, 2012

During his Congressional run in 1960, the late writer and Nation contributor fired back at a less-than-friendly newspaper publisher.

October 8, 2012

There’s a new Disney exhibit at the Reagan library. But what are drawings of Bambi and Cinderella doing in the National Archives?

July 9, 2012

A new book shows that the HIV virus was triggered by wanton imperial depredations.

February 28, 2012

Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 7, 2011

The president said many objectionable things in selling his tax- cut plan, but his assertions about America's history of compromising was too much to stomach.

December 8, 2010