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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. 263, No. 3, July 15

Barnes & Noble Blunder
On June 20, not long after The Nation furnished us with a centerfold of some of the world's media empires, Victor Navasky, "editorial director" of The Nation, contributed a column to the New York Times Op-Ed page fervently licking the boots of Barnes...
Break Up the Monoculture: Why the Drive to Create a Homogenized World Must Inevitably Fail
The president of Nabisco once defined the goal of economic globalization as "a world of homogeneous consumption," in which people everywhere eat the same food, wear the same clothing and live in houses built from the same materials. It is a world in...
Canada - the Broken Promise: In the Interests of a Greater Globalism, the Downsizing of a Nation's Heart
In the name of global competition, Canadian governments--national and provincial--are dismantling a social infrastructure that took a hundred years to create and are handing power over to the private sector. In less than a decade, both Conservative and...
Colonialism Redux: Reconquering the World with Protocols Instead of Gunboats
Colonialism is making a comeback. For centuries, the governments and corporations of the industrial nations, backed by military power, exploited the resources and markets of the poorer countries. The determination of these countries to recapture control...
Incorporating the World
Slowly but inexorably, the reality of the new corporate feudalism sweeping the globe and the accompanying drop in living standards for most of the world's people is sinking in. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in mid-June the widest gap between rich and...
NAFTA - Trinational Fiasco: Remember the Rosy Promises about Jobs, Etc.? Here's a Reality Check
One issue you can be sure that Bob Dole and Bill Clinton will not disagree on is free trade. Both men were strong advocates of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect in January 1994. The peoples of North America have now lived...
Not So Peachy in Georgia
When Atlanta applied to host this year's summer Olympics, it claimed to be "for many, the modem capital of human rights." This is the sort of hubris that begs for investigation. And sadly, in this professionally smooth convention city, the surface looks...
The Dark Side of Globalization: What the Media Are Missing
Economic globalization involves arguably the most fundamental redesign and centralization of the planet's political and economic arrangement since the Industrial Revolution. Yet the profound implications of these changes have barely been exposed to serious...
The Limits of the Earth - Paradigms Lost: The Bretton Woods Vision of Endless Growth Is Obsolete
Barely one year ago, President Clinton described the NAFTA and GATT treaties as the cornerstones of his economic and foreign policy and touted them as major accomplishments of his Administration. No more. In his 1996 State of the Union Message he made...
The New Protectionism: Global Trade Rules Protect Corporations. Let Nations Protect Their People
"Protectionism" has received an undeserved bad name of late, thanks mainly to the steady barrage of propaganda leveled by the master builders and profiteers of the global economy--the transnational corporations, or T.N.C.S. They charge that any attempt...
Those F.B.I. Files
The White House file scandal is now going full tilt. Clinton's cover stories have collapsed. This was a Watergate-style plumbers' operation. The Secret Service vehemently denies its personnel files needed updating. It turns out that the two White House...
Unsweeping Uncontract
"It's a whimper, not a bang," says a House Democratic staffer involved in constructing the Democrats' Families First Agenda, the party's answer to the Contract With America. And to him--and most Democrats--that's a good thing. In flacking the scheme,...