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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. 265, No. 5, August 11

Arakawa-Gins
The extraordinary exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in SoHo (through August 31) dedicated to the collaborative work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins exists literally on two levels, as if the museum were itself an architectural model of the human person...
Beyond the Crisis
Two years ago, the N.A.A.C.P. was a wreck: its leaders corrupt, its finances in jeopardy, its local chapters in revolt. A very different organization held its annual convention in July. That the central controversy in Pittsburgh was over an important...
Contact
Once again, Nation readers, it's time to repose our minds in the hammock. Let others, grimly laborious, delve into the industrio-cultural import of box-office reports. We who accept no responsibility for the ways of capital may let the breezes blow,...
Default Is in Ourselves
When U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan delivered a reform package on July 16 instead of slash-and-burn cuts, the Congressional grinches attacked it with their usual gracelessness. Acknowledging that there are 184 other members of the organization,...
Face Off
Showing up in the role of President is one Bill Clinton, who takes a bigger role in the proceedings than did the morphs of Kennedy and Nixon in Forrest Gump. Higly appropriate, I say, since the plot of Contact makes sense only within the context of...
Honk If You like Art
The other night I came across a television ad encouraging viewers to visit Alabama. It had the customary montage of state attractions. You know, Alabama -- the fishing, the football, the beaches, the plantations, the symphony, the ballet. The symphony...
Medicare Fraud
The crisis in Medicare is not its purported impending bankruptcy. The real crisis is the Gingrich-Lott-Archer plan to privatize the best government program in American history. One-sixth of Medicare beneficiaries -- generally the healthiest and youngest...
Men in Black
Once again, Nation readers, it's time to repose our minds in the hammock. Let others, grimly laborious, delve into the industrio-cultural import of box-office reports. We who accept no responsibility for the ways of capital may let the breezes blow,...
Out of Cambodia
When I first visited Cambodia in 1965, it was a bit like the set of a Broadway musical: a pleasant kingdom where the ruling prince love jazz, the landscape wa lush and the 6 million commoners seemed uncommonly happy. Condescending as it now sounds,...
The F.B.I
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the most powerful and secretive agency in the United States today. Despite the bureau's influence over a broad terrain of American life, independent examinations of the "B," as special agents refer to it, have...
The Other Russia: Moscow Glitters, the Economy Collapses, the Army Rumbles
Anyone who thinks that Soviet-style propaganda, with its determined disregard for Russian realities, is a thing of the past should visit Moscow this summer. In July, the large part of the "free press" controlled by the Kremlin seized upon the first...
The Rev. Dr. Feelgood
On the edge of the Tenderloin district in San Francisco there stands the Glide Memorial Methodist Church. Friends have been telling me for ages that if I attend Sunday morning services here, my cynicism will drop away. Under the pastorship of Cecil...
The Teamsters and the Journal
First let's look at the stakes. Suppose the current campaign leb by The Wall Street Journal and some Congressional Republicans to force a new Teamsters election is successful. Suppose then that James Hoffa Jr. defeats the Teamsters president, Ron...