The Nation

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 November 30

Antitrust and American Democracy
The opening of the Microsoft antitrust trial in Washington, DC, in October was very good news for democrats of all parties, in a year when politics has rarely attained dignity, let alone importance. There will be plenty to say later, when the dust...
Backlash at Black Rock
Harry Smith, a CBS Evening News correspondent, wasn't kidding last February when he observed that advertisers had taken commercialization of the Nagano Games to Olympian heights. As events unfold, "you'll see plenty of shrines to the corporate gods,"...
HELL, HEALING, AND RESISTANCE: Veterans Speak
HELL, HEALING, AND RESISTANCE: Veterans Speak. By Daniel Hallock. Plough. 434 pp. $25. Some open-minded professors at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis occasionally invite me to their classrooms to speak on nonviolence. To a person, the Naval Academy...
IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOONS: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Family
IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOONS: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's Family. By Nansook Hong. Little, Brown. 236 pp. $23. Forty years ago, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a pauper in what was then one of the poorest nations on Earth. Today he has a...
Jefferson-Clinton
The annals of our poor and common species are, in part, also the annals of credulity. May I share with you my choicest quotation from the judicious and even-handed world of last year's book reviews? It is the following: "Why would Jefferson risk...
Letters
`THE DREADED G-WORD' Washington, D. C. * Doug Ireland writes, in "Homophobia Kills" [Nov. 2], about Matthew Shepard's brutal murder, that the President "couldn't bring himself to say the dreaded g-word on camera." In fact, President Clinton clearly...
Putting the Globe at Risk
RATHER THAN OFFER SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL WARMING, CONGRESS DENIES THE PROBLEM. Nature is the irresistible force. The US Congress is the immovable object. Earlier this month the nations of the world met in Buenos Aires to try to agree on how to implement...
Story Time in Philadelphia
WHEN DAYCARE STAFF GET HIGHER PAY AND BENEFITS, BOTH THEY AND KIDS DO BETTER. It's morning in America, and cheerful chaos reigns outside Philadelphia's Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church as people dash out of minivans or stride up with baby strollers...
Three Perspectives on America's Jefferson Fixation
The first of November brought with it some chilly news for those stalwarts who maintained that Thomas Jefferson did not have a sexual relationship with his slave Sally Hemings. This had been alleged in Jefferson's time by a newspaper columnist, dames...
Velvet Goldmine * American History X
Is Todd Haynes the Scarecrow, the Tin Man or the Cowardly Lion? The question presses itself on me, now that he's once again stumbled while on the road to Oz--the ideal toward which his movies tend at their best. So it is with his new feature, Velvet...
Whose Progressive Agenda?
So the elections are over and what have we learned? Well, if you always suspected that you knew as much as the pundits and talking heads, you learned that you were right. "I could do that job," my friend the historian Ellen Dubois said on election...