The Nation

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 May 10

Crazy about Hussein
"We meet again to confront a rather perennial question," Senator Sam Brownback said wearily upon opening a recent hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, "and that's what to do about Saddam Hussein." The source of Brownback's angst is readily...
In Fact.CALLING ALL COLD WARRIORS
Have your kids been asking you lately, "Hey, Dad/Mom, what did you do in the cold war?" Now you can show them. If you served in the armed forces or worked for the federal government between September 2, 1945, and December 26, 1991, you are eligible...
NATO: At 50, It's Time to Quit
The war against Serbia is the Banquo's ghost of NATO's fiftieth-anniversary celebration in Washington. Disappointing partygoers and policy wonks alike, it has dampened plans for the gala (no black tie, no Barbra Streisand) and prompted the alliance...
What the Media Isn't Telling You
About Bertelsmann's Hidden Nazi Past In an expose trumpeted in papers coast to coast, The Nation revealed that Bertelsmann - the largest book publisher in the U.S. - has carefully hidden its stalwart complicity with the Third Reich. About Russia In...