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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. 266, No. 10, March 23

General Pinochet Still Rules: Twenty-Five Years after Allende an Anti-Memoir
Santiago Memory, in a country like Chile, in a country that has survived its own massacre, is always unpleasant, and certainly, nowadays, unpopular. And yet the raucous demonstrations I witness unfolding in front of the now-reconstructed La Moneda...
Modern Times
A few days ago, I hailed a cab on the corner of Broadway and 51st. We sat at a stoplight for a while, caught in gridlock. The driver was tuned to a radio station that seemed to specialize in soft Christian rock. "For He so loooooved the world," sang...
Murdoch Kills Again
Cybergossip Matt Drudge, hired by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel to host a weekly show on celebrity news, is the perfect symbol of just where Murdoch's Fox News empire is taking the news business. Fox News Channel senior vice president Chet Collier...
Savimbi's Shell Game
Angola, once the object of U.S.-Soviet competition, rarely shows up on any Washington reporter's radar screen these days. So a battle between Congressional supporters of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), a nationalist...
The Fate of the Neptune Jade
At just about the same moment that twelve sensible men and women in a courtroom in Amarillo, Texas, told the cattlemen that Oprah Winfrey had every right to defame beef, I was heading toward a rally in downtown Oakland against another, far more sinister,...
The Wrong Drug War
The annual foreign-policy farce called drug certification, in which the Administration verifies that a foreign government is (or is not) cooperating in the fight against drugs, passed on March 1 with relatively little controversy. Mexico was re-certified...