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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.

While there may be something great about winning a war, the United
States must learn there is something much greater about using the tools of peacemaking to build a better world.

We are now led by a false warrior who acts the simpleton, while playing to his version of what Middle America wants. To stop the madness, on November 7 voters must soundly repudiate what Bush has wrought.

Two new books examine the diverse and ambitious alliances that led to the end of slavery in America.

It doesn't matter that Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette is a dreadful film, but it is alarming that the past is increasingly seen as a place in which the most important thing of all is who's, like, famous.

Daniel Mendelsohn's The Lost represents one man's search to find
the truth about himself, his family and the Holocaust.

Blogs

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

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014