Today in history—and how The Nation covered it.
"It seems likely that the punishment inflicted on the enemy [has] reduced his offensive power and brought nearer the day when we shall be able to count on effective naval superiority in the Pacific."
"He would secure his brother’s good name by defying, and if possible defeating, the evil consequences that had flowed from his brother’s brutally interrupted administration. And now a bullet has put a stop to that."
"The popular conclusion to draw...is that this is a further installment in the death of socialism and the triumph of the West. Not so."
"America is a reckless squanderer where small racial units are concerned, and the cause of any Indian race seems a priori a lost cause."
In a twist worthy of le Carré, Deep Throat was assigned the mission of unearthing—and stopping—Deep Throat.
"Like the Jews of Harlem or the Asians of East Africa or the Chinese of Southeast Asia, the Ibos were the prominent outsiders in the economic life of the dominant population and, like the others, they were hated."