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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. 266, No. 3, January 26

A Letter to Robert Rubin
On December 31, consumer advocate Ralph Nader and Robert Weissman, editor of Multinational Monitor, wrote to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin to criticize the terms of the South Korea bailout and the process that led to it. Since then, events have moved...
Blowback from Iraq
While Iraq continues its weapons-inspection obstinacy, some other fallout from the Gulf War has been blown back before an immigration judge at the I.N.S. detention center in San Pedro, California. In October 1996, after Saddam Hussein's forces...
Congress's State of Disunion
Ask Grover Norquist what Republicans have planned for the coming year and the bearded, round-faced conservative activist and front man for the stalled Republican revolution is off to the races, outlining a boatload of initiatives that will be floated...
Freeing Cuba
When Pope John Paul II holds an unprecedented mass in Havana's Revolutionary Square on January 25, he should say a prayer for the wayward soul of U.S. foreign policy. Through nearly four decades of invasions, assassination attempts, sabotage and economic...
I'm O.K., You're P.C
If there were no political correctness, conservatives would have to invent some, and since in fact PC. barely exists, invent it they do. Take David Frum, the far-right ideologue whose aggressively smug commentaries are now featured on NPR's Morning...
Jurist Prudence
What could be a more satisfying spectacle than Chief Justice William Rehnquist's public knuckle-rapping of Senate Judiciary chairman Orrin Hatch? (What next--Jell-O wrestling between David Duke and Ralph Reed?) Hatch's excuses for stalling the confirmations...
Pride's Crossing
Mabel Tidings Bigelow, the subject of Tina Howe's fictional bio, Pride's Crossing (Mitzi E. Newhouse), accomplishes her most courageous act while making her most cowardly choice. In 1928, at age 25, Mabel challenges her mother's style of neurasthenic...
The Buying of the Bench
The campaign fundraising scandal has drawn new attention to the way moneyed interests buy political favors in Washington. But far from the nation's capital, many of these same donors operate unchecked in a venue that may prove more disturbing than...
The Diary of Anne Frank
Mabel Tidings Bigelow, the subject of Tina Howe's fictional bio, Pride's Crossing (Mitzi E. Newhouse), accomplishes her most courageous act while making her most cowardly choice. In 1928, at age 25, Mabel challenges her mother's style of neurasthenic...
Troubles Titanic
Outside the City Hall stands a monument to the Titanic, the building of which was the largest collective enterprise Ulster ever undertook. It was in some ways a Protestant achievement, since the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard ran an open shop that...
Virtual Talks in Mexico
The December 22 massacre in Chiapas of forty-five Tzotzil Maya, many of them women and children, makes it more urgent than ever that negotiations between the Mexican government and the Zapatistas be reopened. The Mexican attorney general's office...
What Works? Denmark!
The consensus among U.S. journalists, economists and politicians is that Scandinavian social democracy represents a failed experiment in compassion and that a day of reckoning has finally descended upon Europe. Nations like Denmark--where I attended...