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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. 19, December 8

A Fading British Romance
To an American sitting in the cheap seats, Tony Blair's election victory last May was deja vu all over again. There was the "War Room" at Labor Party headquarters, the "rapid rebuttal unit" zapping down Tory lies in a single news cycle, the vague...
Anonymous No Longer
Writing polities for The New Yorker ought to be a dream job. It combines Conde Nast budgets with Partisan Review seriousness, a world-class fact-checking department to prevent embarrassing errors and a firm hold on the attention and imagination of...
A Teamster Falls
The history of American labor is full of heroic deeds and devilish pacts, hazardous deals and double standards. It is a history that accommodates the rise and fall of Ron Carey almost too well. Judge Kenneth Conboy's November 17 ruling disqualifying...
Cars Cloud Kyoto
Whatever the political temperature at the Kyoto conference on global warming in early December, chances are the thermometer won't register a major contributor to the problem -- the automobiles responsible for half the carbon dioxide emissions that...
Goodbye to Berlin
When official liberalism decides to award itself a pat on the back, it thumps away unstintingly. The death of Sir Isaiah Berlin gave vent to the most orgiastic self-congratulation. With the passing of the spokesman of high liberal values, it seemed,...
Hard Drive on Microsoft: Whether or Not This Government Antitrust Charge Sticks, Justice Should Prevail
In a few weeks, Justice Department lawyers will go before Federal Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson in Washington and argue that Microsoft is in contempt of a 1995 antitrust consent decree, by which the company settled a government antitrust suit and...
Hunger on Main St.: Food Banks Are Straining, but the Worst Is Yet to Come
Every Tuesday, the line starts to form early. Even though nothing really happens until 1 o'clock, people are waiting by 12:30, or even before. In fall, when the wind and rain come whistling off the North Pacific into this coastal town, a trek up the...
Just Do It, Nike
The Nike billboard near Crenshaw High School in inner-city Los Angeles boldly proclaims, To Hell With Moral Victories. This is one instance in which Nike advertising may be more truthful than the company intends. According to Forbes, Philip Knight,...
Kiss or Kill
Of course, you need your cheap thrills, too -- so keep an eye out for Kiss or Kill, an Australian road movie that lives down to its title with devilish cleverness. Written and directed by Bill Bennett, Kiss or Kill jumps around so fast that it...
Mea Culpa
First it was the Million Men, then came the Promise Keepers, and just recently the Million Women, all atoning en masse and in public for sins individual and collective. Spirituality's hot, skepticism's not, so why beat my head against a wall? It's...
The Impeachment Craze: Can a Handful of the Hill's Backbenchers and Their Media Allies Play This Silly Card?
On the night of October 21, more than a dozen members of Washington's conservative elite met at La Brasserie, an old French restaurant on Capitol Hill. Their host was R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the author, columnist and bon vivant editor of The American...
The New Desert Storm
Weapons of mass destruction hidden from international scrutiny. U-2 overflights. Standoff at the U.N. back-channel negotiations. The White House and press have scripted the Iraqi weapons episode as a subliminal replay of the Cuban missile crisis of...
The Sweet Hereafter
As Mitchell Stephens, a lawyer prowling for someone to sue, Ian Holm presents himself to five households in The Sweet Hereafter, insisting to each set of characters, "It's important that we talk." How he talks varies from one listener to the next....
The Top 10 List: A Four-Star Feast, but Who Gets the Check?
Corporate Campaign Contributors(2) 1. Philip Morris ($3 million) 2. RJR Nabisco ($1.4 million) 3. AT&T ($984,524) 4. MCI Communications ($934,514) 5. Federal Express ($773,525) 6. Anheuser-Busch ($736,057) 7. Time Warner ($726,250) 8. Chevron...