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With assembly plant shut-downs and a massive layoff of 5,000 workers, GM has seen better days. Those include the 1950s, when GM was in trouble with the Senate for being too powerful, and accused of artificially raising prices and creating a monopoly in Detroit.

Emile Capouya, literary editor of The Nation from 1970-1976, was
both a working man and an intellectual, who brought trade book
publishing to European standards and lived to oppose and be ground down
by conglomerates.

As Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel becomes the latest in a long
line of publisher/owners of The Nation, Victor Navasky looks
ahead to his new role as publisher emeritus and member of the
magazine's editorial board.

As hundreds of riots rock the cities and towns of France, the government imposed a curfew Tuesday and the French tried to make sense of the random attacks and acts of arson erupting all over the country. France has not seen such "civil unrest" since 1968, when students occupied the Sorbonne and spilled out into the Latin Quarter to push for university reform and protest the liberal establishment. The students launched nationwide labor strikes, and hundreds of students and police officers were hospitalized.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel takes on the role of publisher and
general partner at the magazine, and Victor Navasky becomes publisher
emeritus and a member of the magazine's editorial board.

Votes are now being counted in the first truly free election in Liberia's troubled history. It's a far cry from the 1986 election, which dictatorial Samuel Doe fraudulently "won" by shutting down not only newspapers but entire political parties. The Reagan Administration just looked on.

The Gulf Coast hurricanes have raised new questions
about the integrity and competence of the American Red Cross to respond
to national emergencies. In this report from The Nation
archive, Linda Heller raised early alarms. July 1, 1996, issue

It appears a grass-roots movement has started in Bolivia, which may ultimately prove more important than the ups and downs of any one party.

The reality of America's role in the cold war was far more complex and ambiguous than historical accounts suggest.

Blogs

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