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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. 264, No. 22, June 9

China Syndrome
Official Washington has begun its ritual fracas over trade with China, the annual debate that pits the consensus of the nation's elites against the common sense of its people. The outcome,is as pre-ordained as the rhetoric is heated. By June 3, President...
Civil Rights Gone Wrong
In 1957 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas, called out the National Guard to resist integration in Little Rock. President Dwight Eisenhower was hardly a champion of civil rights, but he was not a man to be trifled with. He nationalized the Guard,...
Congress Cuts the Cards
Bill Clinton held his cards close to his chest for seven long months past a Congressional deadline before finally dealing out the names of his three appointees to a nine-member national commission to probe America's runaway gambling industry. His...
Ellen
When balmy air beckons the people to city streets and convenience-store parking lots, the TV networks show their plumage, or mouse ears, or whatever they wager will deliver the most bodies, which are being counted during this sweeps period by the...
Four Can Live Cheaply as One?
So it's official: No one wants to stay home with the children. Men who claim they'd gladly serve time as Mr. Mom if only their wives brought home the bigger slab of bacon are lying, just as you always suspected, and now it turns out that mothers who...
History for Fools
More than three decades have elapsed since Peter Pulzer brought out his astonishing book The Rise of Political Anti-Semitism in Germany and Austria. I confess that I first read this work because I was in search of error--Pulzer was a leading Tory...
Jerusalem Condominium
There will never be a lasting settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without a solution to the status of Jerusalem acceptable both to most Israelis and to most Palestinians. That is a fact, one that, particularly after the breakdown in Israeli-Palestinian...
NATO's Growing Pains
Marxist theory (Grouchols, not Karl's) holds that you should be wary of a club that would have you as a member. It's too bad Boris Yeltsin is not mindful of such advice. He so badly wants to be part of NATO expansion--an expensive and wrongheaded...
Nobody's Business
When balmy air beckons the people to city streets and convenience-store parking lots, the TV networks show their plumage, or mouse ears, or whatever they wager will deliver the most bodies, which are being counted during this sweeps period by the...
The New Creationism: Biology under Attack
When social psychologist Phoebe Ellsworth took the podium at a recent interdisciplinary seminar on emotions, she was already feeling rattled. Colleagues who'd presented earlier had warned her that the crowd was tough and had little patience for the...
The Odyssey
When balmy air beckons the people to city streets and convenience-store parking lots, the TV networks show their plumage, or mouse ears, or whatever they wager will deliver the most bodies, which are being counted during this sweeps period by the...
War Jitters in the Middle East
SIGNS OF A DRIFT TOWARD CONFLICT ARE VISIBLE TO ALL WHO CARE TO LOOK. Beirut The leftist Palestinian official in the Mar Elias refugee camp here had just taken another call from the Gaza Strip. "The next intifada will be qualitatively different,"...
When Justice Kills: After Years of Decline Police Brutality Is on the Rise, Sparking a Reform Movement
AFTER YEARS OF DECLINE POLICE BRUTALITY IS ON THE RISE, SPARKLING A REFORM MOVEMENT. Two young men not long out of high school are chased in their car by police, who completely surround them. They have no weapons, no drugs. Their offense is an ill-considered...