World War II

Delegates sign the UN Charter

June 26, 1945: The United Nations Charter Is Signed in San Francisco June 26, 1945: The United Nations Charter Is Signed in San Francisco

"What the people of the world profoundly desire is something which will not mirror their conflicts but resolve them, which will dispel their fears and satisfy their hopes."

Jun 26, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

The Berlin Blockade of 1948

June 24, 1948: The Soviet Union Begins a Blockade of West Berlin June 24, 1948: The Soviet Union Begins a Blockade of West Berlin

"Matters have been allowed to go so far that a mere truce seems to be ruled out."

Jun 24, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

GI Bill

June 22, 1944: FDR Signs the GI Bill June 22, 1944: FDR Signs the GI Bill

We like to remember the GI Bill of Rights as non-partisan, but we forget the fierce opposition the bill faced from segregationist Southern Democrats.

Jun 22, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

How the Horrors of World War II Lived On

How the Horrors of World War II Lived On How the Horrors of World War II Lived On

Tens of millions were murdered or expelled from their homes in a whirlwind of ethnic cleansing.

May 5, 2015 / Editorial / David Nasaw

How America Misremembers Russia’s Central Role in World War II

How America Misremembers Russia’s Central Role in World War II How America Misremembers Russia’s Central Role in World War II

In Europe, Russia was the major victor—and it paid a heavy price in casualties.

May 6, 2015 / Nation in the News / Stephen F. Cohen

April 12, 1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies

April 12, 1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies April 12, 1945: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Dies

“To countless millions,” The Nation wrote, “he was America.”

Apr 12, 2015 / The Almanac / Richard Kreitner and The Almanac

1915–1965 1915–1965

From World War I to Vietnam, from the red scare to McCarthyism, The Nation stood firm for civil liberties and civil rights, even when that meant being banned—or standing alone.

Mar 23, 2015 / Books & the Arts / D.D. Guttenplan

When the World Became a Huge Penitentiary

When the World Became a Huge Penitentiary When the World Became a Huge Penitentiary

An eloquent portrait of underground life among the undocumented and the damned of the earth.

Mar 23, 2015 / Encounter / Emma Goldman and Vivian Gornick

We Have Been Watching the Same Movie About America’s Wars for 75 Years

We Have Been Watching the Same Movie About America’s Wars for 75 Years We Have Been Watching the Same Movie About America’s Wars for 75 Years

Missed American Sniper? That’s okay—you’ve probably already seen it.

Feb 19, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Peter Van Buren

A man walks past a giant plaster cast on display with other artifacts at the Peabody Museum.

Anthropologists as Spies Anthropologists as Spies

Collaboration occurred in the past, and there’s no professional bar to it today.

Nov 2, 2000 / Feature / David Price

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