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Nation History news and analysis from The Nation
September 11, 2017
Legendary Chicana Organizer Betita Martínez Wrote a Perfect Parody for the Trump Era—in 1967
Martínez penned it after leaving her job at
to work for SNCC.
Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez
May 29, 2017
‘The America and the World of Our Dreams—How Far Away They Seem on This Memorial Day!’
Ninety-nine years ago, an editorial in the magazine pleaded for “a world freed from the burden of mutual national distrust and hatred and deceit.”
May 18, 2017
Letters From the June 5-12, 2017, Issue
A history of colonization… Democracy or disintegration?… Borne back ceaselessly…
May 2, 2017
What We Can Learn from Our ‘Radical’ Past
The clashes of the past teach us that we must stay committed to a cause bigger than any one person and be willing to fight for years to come.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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.
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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.