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. 276, No. 23, June 16

Defending Show Trials. (Comment)
At long last, the military appears to be gearing up to try some of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. In late May it announced the appointment of a chief prosecutor and a chief defense counsel, both military officers who answer to the Pentagon's general...
Liberalizing the Law. (Comment)
With the Bush Administration continuing to fill the federal courts with right-wing judges, liberals have turned with renewed vigor to a strategy that not only allows them to defeat individual nominees but also to raise awareness and activism, particularly...
Mirror of the Times. (Comment)
With all the words laundered over the Jayson Blair affair, why is my soul still disquieted? Why do I feel even further from the truth than on the day the journalistic fraud was first revealed? The New York Times followed what has become, since Janet...
Nonagenarians against Cynicism
Nothing deepens your cynicism quicker than the power of money in American politics. A new report by the Center for Public Integrity tracks Federal Communications Commission officials receiving nearly $2.8 million in travel and entertainment contributions...
The Oil Spoils. (Comment)
Under cover of darkness in the early morning hours of March 18, Qusay Saddam Hussein carted off nearly $1 billion in hard currency from Iraq's central bank. The hasty withdrawal as war was about to begin ranks as the "grandest larceny in bank history,"...
The Vision Thing
The early-bird presidential campaign is under way among Democrats with the usual characteristics. Candidates are sucking up to big-money contributors as though fundraising prowess reflects a talent for governing. The media issue "character" assessments...
White Lies
The radio went on in the middle of the night and there in my ear was the voice of a young man. It was a soothing voice, deferential, quizzical, NPR-ish, the voice boy journalists in the high-end media use when they are trying to get Nazis to talk about...