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It would be intolerable to belong to a society which denied the freedom of expression.

An eloquent portrait of underground life among the undocumented and the damned of the earth.

An appeal for help from 1944.

We now know that workers are being attacked not because they want higher wages, not because they are Communists, but simply because they want to organize.

Marching with the American Legion during the New Deal.

Communists are intolerant and ruthless, often unscrupulous, but they are also zealous, brave, and willing to put up with hardship and abuse.

The atomic bomb represents a revolution in science. It calls for a comparable revolution in our thinking.

Many small towns are “backward” in a likable way, but I have never seen one so Norman-Rockwellish.

A farsighted policy might do more to stem the Communist tide than sending a few more plane-loads of napalm.

The current crop of students has gone far to shake the label of apathy and conformity that had stuck through the 1950s.

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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