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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. 15, November 10

Bad Claims on Workers' Comp: Business Is Waging a Vicious, Misleading Campaign to Defund This Basic Protection
BUSINESS IS WAGING A VICIOUS, MISLEADING CAMPAIGN TO DEFUND THIS BASIC PROTECTION. George McCall first learned he had silicosis, a slowly gestating, debilitating disease of the lungs similar to asbestosis, in 1993--seven years after his employer,...
Boogie Nights
The South Side of Chicago is full of places where Fred Wiseman might make a film. Michael Reese Hospital, Comiskey Park and the Illinois Institute of Technology lie so close to one another that he could scout them all for locations and still drive...
Brooklyn South
The story that inspired Brooklyn South (Mondays, 10 P.M., CBS) has been told many times before, long before TV was invented. It's the one where the black man is trying to outrace pursuing cops in his minivan and runs over two children, which pisses...
China: Behind the Silk Curtain
After dominating September's Communist Party Congress, China's President, Jiang Zemin, now heads for Washington and the October summit with President Clinton. He will find the political atmosphere in Washington calmer than it was a few months ago,...
France on Trial
Better late than never? Doubts were creeping in as Maurice Papon--co-responsible for the Vichy government's deportation of 1,560 Jews, adults and children, from Bordeaux to German death camps--finally stood in the dock, more than half a century after...
Lotta Continua
A half-dark stage. Sound of breaking glass. Enter burglar. His flashlight shows a living room filled with expensive things. Phone rings. Pause. Rings again. Burglar picks up phone. Very long pause. Burglar, into phone: "How many times have I told you...
Memo to Chairman Bill
To: billg@microsoft.com From: ashapiro@thenation.com Red Alert, Bill! Ralph Nader's got his antitrust hackles up, your industry colleagues are jumping on the Microsoft Is Evil bandwagon and now the Justice Department wants to slap you with a $1-million-per-day...
Profile in Courage?
The New York Times recently published a false and dangerous Op-Ed by veteran journalist Richard Reeves on the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Reeves argues that President Kennedy was "exactly right" to risk the possibility of nuclear war over the Cuban missiles...
Public Housing
The South Side of Chicago is full of places where Fred Wiseman might make a film. Michael Reese Hospital, Comiskey Park and the Illinois Institute of Technology lie so close to one another that he could scout them all for locations and still drive...
St. George & the Kremlin
Billionaire foreign policy redux: Hard on the heels of Ted Turner's September pledge to donate $1 billion to the United Nations over ten years comes financier George Soros' announcement of $500 million in charitable aid to Russia through his Open...
Their Press and Ours
A year and a half ago, the first Media and Democracy Congress met in San Francisco, and if I remember correctly we decided that the domination of the media by large multinational corporations was a bad thing and that we were against it. Conglomeratization,...
The Right's Bush League
To those who have been enjoying the bloodletting among Congressional Republicans, the political influence of the religious right might seem to have peaked. But that's not the way it looks in Texas. With former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed...
Tobacco $$ Get Burnt
With the proposed national settlement of tobacco litigation standing in limbo--lacking the firm support of President Clinton and many public-health advocates--attention has turned to the states, where thirty-eight attorneys general are pressing forward...
Too Hot to Handle
The theory of global warming offered as good a test of the scientific method as there's ever been. When NASA's James Hansen became, in 1988, the first reputable scientist to state firmly that we were warming the planet, he was quickly challenged by...
Tortured Logic from Langley's Spies (Again)
IN MORE BITTER FRUIT FROM THE C.I.A., THIS TIME IN DOCUMENT RELEASED TO A HONDURAN OFFICIAL, WE LEARN OF U.S. COMPLICITY AND COVER-UP IN TORTURE AND KIDNAPPING. It's been a fun stretch for the C.I.A. In September the spy crew celebrated its fiftieth...