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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. 245, September 26

All in the Game
ALL IN THE GAME Sports used to be a metaphor for politics, but now sports is politics, or at least it has usurped the role politics plays in American public life. Most newspapers have sports pages, but now some newspapers are sports pages. USA Today...
Castro Takes the Economy in Hand; Charisma and Conciencia
Castro Takes the Economy in Hand In August 1984 Silvia Marjorie Spence, a 42-year-old Jamaican-born worman who has lived in Santiago de Cuba since 1955, was fired from her job as chief accountant of a Santiago cement plant. Management charged that...
Don Giovanni
The Barber of Seville Don Giovanni Much of the great outburst of intellectual energy in recent literary criticism has focused on the difficulty, even the impossibility, of interpretation. Psychoanalysis, semiotics, linguistics, deconstruction, feminist...
Ecofeminism - a New Perspective; the Cutting Edge
Ecofeminism-- A New Perspective It has taken a long time to work itself through, but two of the most potent and durable ideas of the 1960s--feminism and ecological politics--have begun to come together in a new and fruitful way at last. The resulting...
Fallen State
Fallen State The wings of the Lavi melted, and like Icarus it fell into the sea. The cancellation of the catastrophically expensive Israeli-built superfighter, under strong pressure from the U.S. government, was the inevitable fate of a stupid dream...
Minority Report
MINORITY REPORT. An interesting thing failed to happen last August 18. After what seemed an interminable period of humiliation for U.S. policy toward the American hostages held in Beirut, and after a long period of misery inflicted upon those people's...
Papal Metaphysics
Papal Metaphysics I wonder if a pious unbeliever, who has been browsing reverently among the medievals, may take issue with the Pope's appeal in New Orleans for greater emphasis on metaphysics. I was charmed by it and felt myself back in the twelfth...
Pulling the Plug on Antitrust Law; Meese's Monopoly Game
Pulling the Plug On Antitrust Law The nomination of Robert Bork to be a Justice of the Supreme Court is the latest step by the Administration to reinforce its policy of not enforcing the antitrust laws. Bork is, of course, the author of The Antitrust...
The Last Hurrahs
The Last Hurrahs The Reagan Administration has just sixteen more months in which it can act to leave its imprint on American life and policy in this century. It has chosen to act in three dramatic ways: to conservatize the Supreme Court, to institutionalize...
The Odyssey of Daniel Boorstin; a Life in History
THE ODYSSEY OF DANIEL BOORSTIN When Daniel Boorstin retired on September 14 as Librarian of Congress, he ended a sojourn in the public eye that began in 1953 with his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee as a friendly witness....