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The dragging down of the mighty has been not unpleasing sport in all ages.

American parents should keep their sons out of the game.

Whenever a small force of Americans undertakes an expedition, the woods and hills become alive with enemies.

To get the story you must pay the price.

The Nation’s publisher writes about “the negro problem” during the very week he helped found the NAACP.

We know today the Founders were not Fathers to be proud of.

Looking forward to a social order without any external restraints upon the individual.

Feminism has opened up far more space than could have been imagined in the 1920s.

It will need a robust Mayor and city government to take the law into their own hands; but the people would support them.

There is no best country to write in. There is only the old world and the new.


The Nation’s archives, Henry James wrote in our fiftieth anniversary issue, “compose the record of the general life of civilization.”

March 18, 2015

“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

January 30, 2015

Meditations on writers’ conferences, Schlesinger Jr. on America, an Auden poem.

May 15, 2014

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

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

October 8, 2012

 A new participatory documentary captures the excitement of Obama's election.

March 10, 2010