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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. 258, No. 20, May 23

Among Moses' Bridge-Builders: Conversations about 'Brown.' ('Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas') (Cover Story)
When The Nation asked me to write an essay on the fortieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, I felt as though I were being called to the grandest project of my career. This is the case, after all, that shaped my life's possibilities, the...
A Perfect Enemy
No one doubts that the multi-trillion-dollar economy of the United States in the years after World War II was financed by our fear of the great enemy, Communism. In service to that fear we created the most potent industrial machine ever assembled,...
Atomic Pile
The old Soviet aphorism "The past is more difficult to predict than the future" wryly made the point that in a Communist society history is not merely the study of the past. The recent publication by Little, Brown of former K.G.B. agent Pavel Sudoplatov's...
Beat the Devil
The Laptop Bombardiers: Warmongering, Bosnia and the Liberal Left We have been witnessing, over the past three months, one of the most astonishing displays of high-minded warmongering since the cream of Europe's left intelligentsia cheered their...
'Brown' at 40
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court issued its unanimous ruling insuring that 7-year-old Linda Brown of Topeka, Kansas, would attend an integrated school. Last month Linda Brown Thompson's name was back on a Topeka federal court docket. In 1979 she...
Does 'Brown' Still Matter?
Although with Brown v. Board of Education the Warren Court appeared to settle the question of segregated educational facilities, the possibility and impact of "separate but equal" schools remains a great fault line today--dividing not only advocates...
Dream Deferred but Not Defeated: Poor Blacks after 'Brown.' ('Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas')
When the Warren Court handed down the decision in Brown v. Board Education of Topeka, Kansas, it set in motion a train of events that has changed the country and affected every citizen. It destroyed American apartheid and enriched our society. It also...
End of the Second Reconstruction? Voting Rights and the Court
We lived many lives in those swirling campaigns ...yet when we achieved, and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to remake in the likeness of the former world they knew... We stammered that we had worked for a new...
Koresh's Children
It's another hotel chicken luncheon, with a few hundred liberal Washington lawyers gathered to hear Attorney General Janet Reno pay tribute to retiring Representative Don Edwards, who is a Washington oddity: a legislator known for his fierce devotion...
Romance of the Ghetto School: Giant Steps Backward
Walking into limitless numbers of all-black or black and Latino schools in almost any Northern city these days, visitors old enough to have live through the optimistic years of 1954 to 1968 sometimes interpret what they see today as evidence of an...
The World of 'Brown's' Children
As the fortieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education approached, a group of young intellectuals--members of the Harlem Writers Crew--gathered around the dining-room table of Terry Williams, a sociologist, in his apartment on 116th Street. The...