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Nation History news and analysis from The Nation
March 27, 2017
What ‘The New York Times’ Missed In Its Piece about Norman Podhoretz
The profile failed to mention the larger historical context in which the former
editor and his contemporaries operated.
February 24, 2017
How to Topple a Dictator
An interview with Erica Chenoweth, a leading scholar of authoritarian regimes.
December 19, 2016
Why Are We Still Reliving the Nightmarish Death of Emmett Till?
When I went to Mississippi to cover the trial, I had no idea that the story would become so relevant again more than 60 years later.
December 19, 2016
Land of the Free? This Firsthand Report From the Emmett Till Murder Trial Is Chilling to Read Today
“The crowds are gone and this Delta town is back to its silent, solid life that is based on cotton and the proposition that a whole race of men was created to pick it.”
December 15, 2016
This Political Theorist Predicted the Rise of Trumpism. His Name Was Hunter S. Thompson.
, the gonzo journalist wrote about left-behind people motivated only by “an ethic of total retaliation.” Sound familiar?
November 30, 2016
Post-Truth and Its Consequences: What a 25-Year-Old Essay Tells Us About the Current Moment
“We are rapidly becoming prototypes of a people that totalitarian monsters could only drool about in their dreams,” a
writer said in 1992.
October 24, 2016
Tom Hayden and the Unfinished Business of Democracy
Though an irreplaceable voice for peace has been silenced, his vision will live on.
October 13, 2016
Letters From the October 31, 2016, Issue
Hello, goodbye… Bern on, Bern out… With or without her… Media malfeasance… Pragmatism trumps purity… Uberteachers …
September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres and the Zionist Nightmare
The former Israeli president was the very tragic hero of a not-funny comedy.
September 23, 2016
‘The Nation’ Has New Digs
From our new offices crosstown, we can see not only the Hudson River but a good stretch of our own history.