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Tom Stoppard's epic Coast of Utopia speaks as much to the state of the American left as it does to the roots of Russia's revolution.

Why can't white people and black people have access to a shared history that is accurate, honest, antiracist and inclusive?

A new exhibit inadvertently displays why Americans might be confused about what terrorism is and how to fight it.

The legal philosophy of Louis Brandeis illuminates some of the compelling legal issues of our own times.

Ruth Scurr reviews The First Total War, a study of Napoleonic France that illuminates the causes of all-out war.

What is the self? Do we all have one? Is it best treated with Botox or with books? Bohemian Los Angeles explains it all.

On Gerald Ford's greatness and the New York Times's ghastly coverage of Iraq.

The story behind the story of Gerald Ford's pardon of Nixon.

The collapse of the Soviet Union was far from inevitable: A historic opportunity to democratize and marketize Russia by more gradual means was lost--and the people paid the price.

God's War explores the barbaric clash of Christianity and Islam,
and what happens when people follow religious voices that no one else
can hear.

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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

An article in our pages in 1919 helped rescue the long-deceased scribe from obscurity and secured him a prominent place in the American canon.

January 4, 2014

President Hoover's holiday proclamation was offensive to millions of poor and unemployed Americans, our 'Drifter' columnist wrote.

November 23, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the 1950 Senate contest in California.

November 19, 2013

Was there more to JFK than a coiffure arranged by facing south in a strong east wind?

November 9, 2013

Ramachandra Guha’s essay in next week’s issue is only the latest in a long line of critical appreciations of the late historian’s work to be published in The Nation.

November 2, 2013