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  • January 27, 2005

    Intolerable Cruelty

    On May 22, 1787, nine Quakers and three Anglicans gathered in a London print shop with the express purpose of doing something about the international slave trade.

    Daniel Lazare

  • January 12, 2005

    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 the politics of the Justice Department, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

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  • January 3, 2005

    San Francisco Conference: The Second League

    The delegates may be there to discuss peace, but the cold war is in full bloom at the UN's San Francisco Conference.

    Percy E. Corbett

  • December 22, 2004

    Israel’s Culture of Martyrdom

    Nations like to imagine themselves as unique, but one belief they have in common is that it is noble to die in their name. Death and redemption are the themes of almost every form of patriotism.

    Baruch Kimmerling

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  • December 22, 2004

    Stanton’s Wisdom

    One afternoon in January 1892, in a packed convention hall in Washington, DC, the 76-year-old Elizabeth Cady Stanton rose from her seat to address the annual meeting of the National American Woma

    Vivian Gornick

  • December 2, 2004

    The War That Never Was

    As war threatened Europe in the 1930s, a physicist turned to a psychiatrist to help understand the impending violence.

    Russell Jacoby

  • November 24, 2004

    Days of Rage

    On November 4, 1979, a few months after the collapse of the Iranian monarchy and the inauguration of Iran's Islamic Republic, a group of college students calling themselves the Muslim Students Fo

    Reza Aslan

  • November 24, 2004

    Patriot Acts

    In September 1950, four months into the Korean War, Congress passed the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), known as the McCarran Act, after its sponsor, the Nevada Democratic Senator Pat McCa

    Mike Marqusee

  • November 18, 2004

    Suspension of Disbelief

    Ask Americans to enumerate their civil liberties and they instinctively turn to freedom of speech and the press.

    Eric Foner