This article originally appeared in the May 15, 1866, issue.
It may be my imagination, but this year Black History Month has seemed to present a more complicated range of memorials than in the recent past.
The recent march in Columbia, South Carolina, demanding the removal of the Confederate battle flag from atop the state Capitol is the latest episode in a long-running debate over the legacy of sl
For thirty years, since the publication of Silent Spring and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the growth of the environmental movement has been fueled with sorrow for the decimation o
The Color of School Reform represents the kind of scholarship that by rights should influence the design of smart policy.
It is remarkable to what extent almost anything having to do with the Middle East in this country--be it political, cultural, historical or even personal--is permeated by the triumphalist vision
Research assistance for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.
Abigail Thernstrom, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and her husband, Harvard professor Stephan Thernstrom, would like to thank the John M.
A stay of execution was issued October 26.
Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.