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World War II
World War II news and analysis from The Nation
September 27, 2022
Letters: Shinzo Abe’s Legacy
Readers offer further insights on the former Japanese prime minister’s vexed relationship with history.
August 22, 2022
Balkan Dispatch: Bulgaria’s Crisis of Confidence
Caught between a Russian past and a NATO future, the poorest country in the EU faces a political crisis—and a struggle over competing visions of national pride.
July 13, 2022
This Doesn’t Have to Hurt: An Argument Against BDSM Economics
Inflicting pain on workers to fix inflation isn’t just unfair. It’s stupid, ineffective, and completely unnecessary.
June 18, 2021
American Wars Mean American Lies
We need a truth commission to hold leaders—military and civilian—accountable for America’s failed wars.
March 26, 2021
The Night the Nazis Came to Murder My Grandfather
John Heartfield was a lifelong foe of fascism who used his art as a weapon—and whose devastating portrayals of Hitler, Goering, and Mussolini nearly cost him his life.
John J Heartfield
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March 24, 2021
‘Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon’ and Other Evasions
Fukushima, Covid, rampant suicide—we’re asked to overcome, to forget, but healing requires confrontation.
January 1, 2021
Breakfast Table With Jewish Newsletters
An argument with myself.
October 20, 2020
Reimagining American Foreign Policy
A new book examines the narrative framework around internationalism that foreign-policy elites coined in the 1940s, and which has shaped the world we live in.
Andrew J. Bacevich
October 1, 2020
Trump Embodies America’s Dreams of Destruction
The president’s threats are strangely unexceptional and unnervingly all-American.
William J. Astore
September 28, 2020
How a News Report on Hiroshima Helped Prevent Nuclear War
In 1946, a
report following six survivors of the Hiroshima atomic blast forced an entire country to look in the mirror.