The rich legacy of former Nation editor and activist
Carey McWilliams is on full display in three books.
Two recent books on Tom Paine and on the unruly birth of US democracy reveal that liberal historians have become believers in the 'radicalism' of the American Revolution.
The story of the American products, producers and salesman that took over Europe in the last century.
Paul Johnson and Christopher Hitchens's new books on the Founding Fathers.
Studs diagnoses a national Alzheimer's disease.
Visiting the Lincoln Museum and exposing a dark chapter in the town's history.
If America had agreed to a nuclear-free world, we wouldn't face threats today.
The faith of our Founding Fathers definitely wasn't Christianity.
On May 22, 1787, nine Quakers and three Anglicans gathered in a London print shop with the express purpose of doing something about the international slave trade.
This essay, from the October 1, 1874, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on the politics of the Justice Department, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.