For 150 years, The Nation has kept readers informed about what we called, in our very first issue, “the conflict of ages, the great strife between the few and the many, between privilege and equality, between law and power, between opinion and the sword.” Founded by abolitionists, The Nation has never shied away from taking sides in that conflict, and throughout this year, we will mark our 150th anniversary with a variety of special print and digital products, a nationwide series of live events, and a documentary by the award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple.

At, a new daily feature called “The Almanac” highlights major historical events and The Nation’s coverage of them. In March, we’ll publish a history of The Nation written by our London correspondent, D.D. Guttenplan, followed in April by a special anniversary issue. Co-edited by Guttenplan and Katrina vanden Heuvel, the issue will feature archival essays by Henry James, Emma Goldman, James Baldwin, Ralph Nader and Martin Luther King Jr., to name just a few, alongside new contributions by Eric Foner, Toni Morrison, E.L. Doctorow, Michael Moore and many others.

We’ll also be offering live-streamed Nation panel discussions, variety shows, film screenings and other events coast to coast, to share visions of a radically different future for our country and the world, and to put Nation readers in conversation with their favorite writers.

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