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A Coming Storm by Sanford Robinson Gifford

The Smithsonian’s show on the Civil War and American Art expresses a deep unease about the relationship between between art and history.

Nick Turse’s Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.

A Napalm strike in Vietnam

In his new book Kill Anything That Moves, Nick Turse shows that what were often presented as isolated atrocities were in fact the norm.

How Argentine fiction about the Malvinas War conspires in a trick of perspective.

The Twenty-Seventh Man

Nathan Englander’s play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, focuses on the moment that Yiddish culture in Russia died a sudden and unnatural death.

Madge Garland, early 1920s

The unconventional story of three women and their unconventional lives in the early twentieth century.

Brigham Young and unidentified woman, circa early 1850s

How the American Moses became America’s first spiritual manager in the wilderness of Scripture-infused capitalism.

A column of prisoners at Jaworzno camp in Poland, a former subcamp of Auschwitz

Did postwar population transfers complete a project of ethnic cleansing started by Hitler?

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In The Passage of Power, Robert Caro shows that LBJ’s brilliance as a politician lay not in his idealism but his opportunism.

Blogs

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

The famed American conductor brought Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to a fractured Germany in 1989.

October 7, 2013