“In an age where a magazine is lucky to survive ten years or count themselves among the big ones if it survives twenty or thirty, how has The Nation managed to survive for 150 years?"
Democracy Now host Juan Gonzalez posed this question to Katrina vanden Heuvel in an interview this week discussing the publication of the The Nation's 150th anniversary issue. During the conversation, vanden Heuvel spoke about the magazine’s unwavering commitment to independence, open debate, and freedom of the press.
“It’s a magazine for voices which might otherwise be marginalized. It’s for rebellious voices, for dissident voices, for writer’s voices… It's about it being a cause, a community, as much as a publication… Fighting for independence, and never giving up on a fight, is part of why The Nation has survived."