Richard Kreitner

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Richard Kreitner is a contributing writer and the author of Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America's Imperfect Union. His writings are at www.richardkreitner.com.

Eyeing the Left Coast: ‘The Nation’ on California, in 1922 and 2003

Eyeing the Left Coast: ‘The Nation’ on California, in 1922 and 2003 Eyeing the Left Coast: ‘The Nation’ on California, in 1922 and 2003

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014 / Back Issues / Richard Kreitner

Come Explore the Treasure Chest That Is Our 1950 ‘Spring Books’ Issue

Come Explore the Treasure Chest That Is Our 1950 ‘Spring Books’ Issue Come Explore the Treasure Chest That Is Our 1950 ‘Spring Books’ Issue

Meditations on writers’ conferences, Schlesinger Jr. on America, an Auden poem.

May 15, 2014 / Back Issues / Richard Kreitner

This Week in ‘Nation’ History: Susan Sontag on the Avant-Garde, Communism and the Left

This Week in ‘Nation’ History: Susan Sontag on the Avant-Garde, Communism and the Left This Week in ‘Nation’ History: Susan Sontag on the Avant-Garde, Communism and the Left

The current production of Sontag:Reborn only begins to portray the complicated relationship between Susan Sontag and The Nation.

Jun 22, 2013 / Blog / Richard Kreitner

The Sons of Revolution and Steerage: On ‘City of Ambition’ The Sons of Revolution and Steerage: On ‘City of Ambition’

FDR, Fiorello La Guardia and rebuilding New York City during the New Deal.

Apr 18, 2013 / Books & the Arts / Richard Kreitner

In Our Orbit: My Lai Rules In Our Orbit: My Lai Rules

Nick Turse’s Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.

Feb 13, 2013 / Books & the Arts / Richard Kreitner

Exploring the Noir Forties: A Q&A With Richard Lingeman Exploring the Noir Forties: A Q&A With Richard Lingeman

Lingeman’s new book looks at postwar America through the lens of film noir.

Dec 17, 2012 / Books & the Arts / Richard Kreitner

‘Lincoln,’ Thaddeus Stevens and Why American Politics Still Needs Radicals

‘Lincoln,’ Thaddeus Stevens and Why American Politics Still Needs Radicals ‘Lincoln,’ Thaddeus Stevens and Why American Politics Still Needs Radicals

Both Lincoln and The Nation’s 1860s editors underestimated radicals’ contributions to abolitionism.

Dec 10, 2012 / From the Archive / Richard Kreitner

How a Romney Presidency Would Devastate National Parks and Public Lands How a Romney Presidency Would Devastate National Parks and Public Lands

The Republican ticket’s reactionary conservation policies would sell off America’s “crown jewels.”

Nov 2, 2012 / Richard Kreitner

Jesse Jackson Fights Capital Punishment in the Gambia Jesse Jackson Fights Capital Punishment in the Gambia

The reverend sat down with The Nation to talk about his humanitarian trip to Africa and poverty in America.

Oct 2, 2012 / Richard Kreitner

The Internet Will Change the Way We Relate to One Another

The Internet Will Change the Way We Relate to One Another The Internet Will Change the Way We Relate to One Another

“Given the stakes and the power of the interests now seeking to shape and profit from this new technology, the end result may not be a happy one for the average citizen-user.”

Jul 12, 1993 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

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