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Populist Potential in the South Populist Potential in the South

At a time when the red-blue political map looks close-to-obsolete, check out the fascinating snapshot of Southern politics offered up in the Pew Research Center's latest poll. The...

Apr 20, 2006 / The Nation

Keeping it Real Keeping it Real

The New York Times has an interesting story on street fiction, the ever-rising genre of "urban" (read: Black) fiction that is moving from stalls on Brooklyn's Fulton Street to Ma...

Feb 14, 2006 / The Nation

Your Questions for Alito Your Questions for Alito

As confirmation hearings unfold before the Senate Judiciary committee, readers of at least one high-profile magazine editor--posed their own questions about Samu...

Jan 11, 2006 / Feature / The Nation

Harry Magdoff Harry Magdoff

The late socialist economist Harry Magdoff read Marx at fifteen and never looked back. A self-educated co-editor of the Monthly Review, he not only fought for a just and humane wor...

Jan 5, 2006 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

Harold Pinter: Art, Truth and Politics Harold Pinter: Art, Truth and Politics

The pursuit of truth in drama is elusive, but in life it is mandatory, wrote Harold Pinter, who died Wednesday at 78. When he won the 2005 Nobel Prize for literature, he condemned ...

Dec 8, 2005 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

The Torture Tree The Torture Tree

Dec 8, 2005 / Feature / The Nation

Studs Terkel on Music Studs Terkel on Music

Still going strong at 93, Studs Terkel has produced yet another oral history, And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey.

Nov 30, 2005 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh: Iraq Confidential Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh: Iraq Confidential

Iraq is a nation on fire, a conflagration of America's making that threatens to consume everything the nation stands for. How did we get there? How do we get out? Can we get out?

Oct 26, 2005 / Feature / The Nation

Audio Embed Demo Audio Embed Demo

As Barack Obama touched down in China, the American press seemed to settle on a single story line.

Sep 29, 2005 / Feature / The Nation

Devastation in Galveston (1900) Devastation in Galveston (1900)

More than 7,000 people perished in a hurricane that swept the Texas coast on September 13, 1900. In two unsigned dispatches, The Nation described the scene. September 13 and Septem...

Sep 25, 2005 / The Nation