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Slide Show: You Know You're on a Nation Cruise When...

Comedienne Katie Halper, who joined The Nation's cruise this year, knows eleven ways to spot a Nation cruise from a nautical mile away.

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    Comedienne Katie Halper, who joined The Nation's cruise this year, knows eleven ways to spot a Nation cruise from a nautical mile away. Tip-off number one: Howard Dean represents the right wing.

    Image courtesy of Christopher Renner.

  • Slide Show: You Know You're on a Nation Cruise When... (2 of 11)

    Robert Scheer represents the mainstream.

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  • Slide Show: You Know You're on a Nation Cruise When... (3 of 11)

    You not only like FDR but voted for him.



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    You sing Spanish Civil War songs/"The Internationale" in the cruise ship's night club.

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    You offer unsolicited advice to speakers on how they can offer better ("more authoritative") presentations.

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  • Slide Show: You Know You're on a Nation Cruise When... (6 of 11)

    You would rather spend your time in a dark room listening to debates over health care than enjoy the sun and sea.

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    You proposition Calvin Trillin using the language of love--poetry. (One woman in the audience told him, "Trillin, I'm willin.")

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  • Slide Show: You Know You're on a Nation Cruise When... (8 of 11)

    Yiddish is the official second language.

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    There's an affirmative action policy for young people.

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    If Katrina vanden Heuvel jumped ship you would follow her into the sea--if it meant you had a chance to talk and spend time with her.

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  • Slide Show: You Know You're on a Nation Cruise When... (11 of 11)

    You challenge the stereotype of liberal elitism by going on a cruise where you attend exclusive talks and visit private islands. Would you like to join The Nation's contributors, editors, and friends on a cruise to Bermuda in September 2010? Find out more about getting on board the ms Veendam here.

    Image courtesy of Andrea Thompson Bevernitz

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