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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. 268, No. 2, January 11

Democracy Disappears
To hell with Bill Clinton. He is no longer the issue. What is at stake in this impeachment fight is the ability of an extremist minority to debase the Constitution and destroy its protections. Through their complicity in this travesty, the Republican...
Holiday Celluloid Wrap-Up
What marvels of ill assortment the film distributors perform when they dump their products at the close of the year in hope of award nominations. This December brings us the Bible, according to Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen; the adventures of a...
Letter from London
On the morning that I write these lines the front pages of the serious London dailies are given over to a lowly worm, the nematode C. elegans, all of whose 19,000 or so genes have now been deciphered and are available for contemplation on the Internet....
Make Love, Not War
Last week will surely go down in history as one of the great ironic moments of our time. In the teeth of overwhelming opposition from every sector of the population except self-described conservative Republicans--the people who like to talk about themselves...
The Dollar's Day of Reckoning
On January 1, 1999, the euro comes into existence. And for the first time since World War II--with far-reaching consequences for American monetary and fiscal policy--countries looking for somewhere to turn with their currency reserves will have a choice...
The Euroleft, or, Who's Afraid of Tina?
Europe, you are rightly told, is swinging to the left. In thirteen of the fifteen countries making up the European Union, the Social Democrats are now in office. And on the eve of the historic moment when eleven of the union members will inaugurate...
The Minister They Love to Hate
If the German adage "the more enemies, the more honor" holds, Oskar Lafontaine has reason to feel honored. The chairman of the Social Democratic Party and the new finance minister in the German government has been subjected to a systematic campaign...
The Thief of Baghdad
At a glamorous book launch given by Vogue for Katharine Graham in February 1997, a Nation colleague of mine was introduced to Henry Kissinger. On hearing the name of the magazine, the doer, or of death drew back. "The Nation? So I suppose that to you...