The Nation

The Nation is a weekly magazine published by the Nation Institute. First published in 1865, The Nation is headquartered in New York, N.Y. It is the oldest weekly magazine in the U.S. to be continually published. The Nation also has bureaus in London and South Africa.Self-described as "the flagship for the left," The Nation focuses on the topics of politics and culture. Contributors of note have included Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Gore Vidal, Christopher Hitchens, Hunter S. Thompson, Langston Hughes, Ralph Nader, Leon Trotsky, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, John Maynard Keynes and Naomi Klein. The Nation has broken such notable stories as the Valerie Plane leak scandal in 2003 and several articles about the Whitewater scandal in the 1990s. It was the first U.S. publication to report on what would become the Bay of Pigs invasion. The Nation has won 24 National Magazine Awards since 1971. Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher. Roane Carey is Managing Editor, John Palattella is Literary Editor, Betsy Reed is Executive Editor, and Richard Lingeman and Richard Kim are Senior Editors.

Articles from Vol. 270, No. 23, June 12

Author, Author!
"There are more than a million writers in the United States and they write more than 500,000 books each year, 90% of which never see publication. Not a comforting thought, is it?" This, from an advertisement for Xlibris--a "strategic partner" of Random...
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Defense Bidding War
Peter DeFazio represents Oregon's 4th Congressional District. Think the days of thousand-dollar hammers and screwdrivers and bolts are gone? Wrong. The Pentagon loses ships: They do not know where they are.... [The Pentagon's] books cannot be audited,...
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Ignoble Ig-Nazi-O?
When I read the various essays and disclosures about the treachery and double-dealing of Ignazio Silone, who acted as an informer for Mussolini's police while occupying a leadership position in the Italian Communist Party, I confess that I had to entertain...
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Letters
EICHMANN-trial VIDEOTAPES New York City * To quell as fast as I can any wild speculation arising from the disappearance of 159 of the 500 hours of Eichmann-trial videotapes [Stuart Klawans, "Films," May 8], I would like to dispel the mystery....
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Moms to NRA: Grow Up!
In the end, after months of waffling, I violated my principles and went to the Million Mom March for gun control--make that "common-sense gun control." I've never liked maternalist politics: It relies on an image of women as basically apolitical homebodies,...
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On Pixel Pages It Was Writ
Eleven o'clock on a dreary Tuesday, and the Publishers Weekly office buzzes with techies. Articulate techies. Techies flanked by flacks. Techies with laptops and press packets, the twenty-first-century equivalent of dogs and ponies. Their voices, rife...
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Paper Federalists
When conservatives attack Supreme Court decisions (admittedly an increasingly rare event these days), they inevitably charge "judicial activism." Miranda warnings, the right to abortion, the exclusionary rule--all are condemned for having been created...
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Rudy's Sensation
If you thought being Rudy Giuliani meant never having to say you're sorry, you were disabused of that notion by the Mayor's emotional May 19 press conference, when he took himself out of the Senate race. Rudy's public meltdown transformed the Bobby...
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The UN as Fig Leaf
As 500 United Nations peacekeepers handed over their weapons, uniforms and vehicles to lightly armed thugs in Sierra Leone, many observers ruefully declared, "The UN has done it again." And indeed it had. Once again the organization allowed itself...
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Third-Rail Politics
George W. Bush has raised the stakes for Election 2000 by calling for the privatization of Social Security. He claims it is needed because, without reform, Social Security will go belly up by the middle of the century. Polls show that young Americans...
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