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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 / Editorial / The Nation

Unintended Consequences Unintended Consequences

With its war in Iraq and its talk of promoting democracy, the Bush Administration has begun to transform the Middle East--but not always in ways it may have intended.

Jul 28, 2005 / Feature / The Nation

A Matter of Opinion Audio A Matter of Opinion Audio

Victor Navasky and E.L. Doctorow discuss the importance of dissenting publications.

Jun 16, 2005 / Feature / The Nation

Discovery/The Nation ’05 Prizewinners Discovery/The Nation ’05 Prizewinners

Winners of the 2005 Discovery/The Nation Poetry Prize

May 12, 2005 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

In Our Orbit In Our Orbit

Victor Navasky's new memoir of opinion journalism.

May 4, 2005 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

Debriefing Scalia Debriefing Scalia

An NYU law student asks a Supreme Court Justice, "Do you sodomize your wife?"

Apr 18, 2005 / Editorial / The Nation

Progressives and Labor Progressives and Labor

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Andy Stern and Peter Kwong discuss how to bring about a new New Deal.

Apr 6, 2005 / Editorial / The Nation

From the Publisher From the Publisher

Masthead watchers will note that with this issue I have dropped the editorial director half of my title. This change is recognition of a happy reality.

Mar 10, 2005 / Editorial / The Nation

The Inflation of the Attorney-General The Inflation of the Attorney-General

This essay, from the October 1, 1874, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on t...

Jan 12, 2005 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

What Bearden Taught Me What Bearden Taught Me

Also in this issue, an essay on Romare Bearden by Arthur C. Danto .

Nov 18, 2004 / Books & the Arts / The Nation