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 November 11

Can You Spell Cannon Fodder?
The New York City public school system doesn't have the money, time or organizational skills to make sure every child has a dictionary--or a desk. But this fall it found something like $50,000 to send the parents or guardians of all 250,000 high...
Change the Leadership. (Comment)
The party of tired blood badly needs a "regime change" of its own. For the greater good of the Democrats, Gephardt and Daschle should go. Win or lose, a graceful postelection exit would liberate both to pursue their presidential dreams while someone...
Counterforce in NY. (Articles)
It's Friday afternoon in early October at the Working Families Party's shabby but bustling headquarters in downtown Brooklyn, and no one is going home early. The halls are filled with a youthful, multiracial crowd of paid canvassers and volunteers,...
Hawks at the Washington Post: The House Organ for America's Political Class Is Pushing Bush's Case for War. (Articles)
On August 27, Richard Holbrooke, in an article on the Washington Post's Op-Ed page, endorsed President Bush's policy of regime change in Iraq but asserted that his case would be strengthened if he took it to the United Nations. "The road to Baghdad...
Labor Plays Its Hand: Unions Have Improved Their Political Game but Are Unhappy with the Results. (Articles)
In economically hard-hit eastern Pennsylvania, Ed O'Brien, a steelworker and union official, is running for Congress against incumbent Republican Pat Toomey, a well-funded former investment banker who champions Social Security privatization and...
Love, Sandler Style
Punch-Drunk Love * Love and Diane * The Ring Although I'm mad for Paul Thomas Anderson's new picture, Punch-Drunk Love, I also suspect it's made me a little crazy. Why else should I fall, and fall hard, for the world's first one-character romantic...
Mr. Feiffer Regrets. (Comment)
Cartoonist Jules Feiffer dropped a pinpoint protest on First Lady Laura Bush's National Book Festival on October 12 in Washington. As a children's book author, Feiffer took part in the festival activities, but because of his opposition to a a war...
Pat Buchanan, Editor. (Comment)
Is Bill Kristol the Antichrist? ... Patrick Buchanan, sitting in his sparse MSNBC office, explodes with a guffaw. He knows why he's being asked this. In late September he launched The American Conservative, a new magazine with a succinct mission...
Plenty of Nothing in New York: Governor Pataki's Effective Gary Cooper Imitation Leaves Democrats in Despair. (Articles)
New York Governor George Pataki does nothing--brilliantly. He has turned minimalism into a public relations masterpiece. On 9/11 Pataki was there, standing behind the take-charge Rudy Giuliani, looking sad and grave, glowing in reflected light....
Rockin' in the Free World
In a weapons producing nation under Jesus In the fabled crucible of the free world Camera crews search for clues amid the detritus And entertainment shapes the land The way the hammer shapes the hand (From "Casino Nation," on Jackson...
Schroder's Kulturkampf
Coming as it did in the final weeks of a precarious re-election campaign, incumbent German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder's resolute "No" to German participation in any US-led war on Iraq was a brilliant piece of political theater. As a bold--and for...
Spending for Growth. (Comment)
One of the great disappointments of recent decades is that Democrats have more or less swallowed whole the underlying economic theories of their Republican rivals. They are now as fearful of government spending and taxes as their counterparts, and...
The Fight for the Senate. (Articles)
If Senator Jim Jeffords had shown up for the annual steak fry at the Warren County Fairgrounds outside Indianola, Iowa, two years ago, the obscure Vermont Republican would have been about as welcome as a midsummer drought--that is, if anyone had...
The UN, the US and Iraq. (Comment)
As the United Nations Security Council neared approval of a resolution on Iraq, it appeared that Council resistance was giving way to rising US pressure. The final resolution is likely to provide Washington with language it will use as tacit approval...
Why November 5 Matters. (Editorials)
The Democrats and Republicans will convene after the election to choose their leaders for the next Congress. If Republicans maintain their majority in the House, reactionary Texan Tom "The Hammer" DeLay will become their designated choice for majority...