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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. 267, No. 1, July 6

Bulworth Agonistes
I rarely go to the movies. I get panicked in echoey, dark places filled with crunching, slurping strangers while flat figures thrash and shout on a giant screen. All the more remarkable that I've gone to see Warren Beatty's political farce Bulworth...
Cashing In
Carol Elder Bruce, the sixth of seven independent counsel's appointed to probe the Clinton Administration, is investigating Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's 1995 veto of a casino planned by three Chippewa indian tribes in Hudson, Wisconsin. The casino...
China, Human Rights and the Wait for a Duck
A few weeks ago you announced your decision to expand your operations in China, reversing a course you set in 1993. I for one would not begrudge you China's enormous market; I understand your business reasons for re-investing there. One of the great...
Clinton in China
When the White House decided on the first visit by a US President to China in nearly a decade, it seemed little more than a global-economy photo-op and an essential post-Tiananmen step toward the admission of China to the World Trade Organization....
Congress's Inside Traders
On March 14, 1997, the General Accounting Office released a report condemning Fluor Daniels for mismanagement, safety problems and cost overruns in its $2 billion cleanup of radioactive waste at Fernald, a former uranium processing plant outside Cincinnati....
Content Analysis
Kenneth Starr calls it "reckless" "irresponsible" and bordering on "libelous." The Wall Street Journal editorial page terms it "tabloid criticism" and "rank sensationalism." Michael Isikoff thinks it's "utterly garbage," "fundamentally dishonest" and...
One in a Million
Reading the other day in the New York Daily News that Diane Sawyer's "valiant effort to help poor young girl is mired in sadness," I remembered a line from W.H. Auden's "Death of a Tyrant": "And when he cried, the little children died in the streets."...
Pollute the Poor
In the next few weeks the Environmental Protection Agency will make a decision that will either help protect the health of thousands of poor and minority communities throughout the nation or doom them to more disease and needless suffering. Carol...
So Much for Newsroom Diversity
In the early eighties many friends questioned the wisdom of my pursuit of a newspaper career given the competitive nature of an industry that employed few African-Americans. But armed with a journalism degree, a stack of weekly newspaper clippings...
Super NAFTA
Almost as soon as the public at large got news of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)--the highly secretive proposed international trade treaty that's been labeled "NAFTA on steroids"--reports were floated that the deal was on its deathbed....
The Weimar Questions?
The city of Weimar, the Goethe Institute and the European literary magazine Lettre Internationale are co-sponsoring an essay contest in conjunction with Weimar's role as Europe's cultural capital for 1999. According to the New York Times, the organizers...
What's Wrong with the New York Times's Science Reporting?
When the world was engaged in a cold war and the most challenging issues of our time were overseas, the nation's newspaper of record, the New York Times, demonstrated an exemplary commitment to foreign coverage. The Times foreign desk, from which...