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August 18, 2003 Issue

Trudy Lieberman offers potential solutions to the hunger crisis in America, Brian Whitmore writes from Sarajevo and Stuart Klawans reviews &…

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Iran’s New Strong Man

This essay, from the September 5, 1953 issue, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on Iran, c...

The Young and the Old

On a frigid morning in Washington, DC, two boys about 13 or 14 come to the driveway of the Ambassador Baptist Church, where the day's meager food offerings are displayed.

Books & the Arts

The Age of Innocence

If you've seen Pleasantville--the story of teenagers who are magically transported from 1990s reality into 1950s television--you know that its writer-director, Gary R...

Paint It Black

If the idea of monochrome painting occurred to anyone before the twentieth century, it would have been understood as a picture of a monochrome reality, and probably taken as...

Thieves Like Us

In March 2001 a small Internet website in Delhi,, revealed that two of its reporters had used a secret camera to tape senior defense officials and political lead...

Soul Man

Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many: "This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.

In Our Orbit

American troops have been in Iraq since March, and their reception has been decidedly chillier than promised.

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