Magazine article The Nation

A Magazine, a Movement

Magazine article The Nation

A Magazine, a Movement

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A MAGAZINE, A MOVEMENT The cavernous Sevent Regiment Armory was crowded, the music was roisterous, the speeches were stirring and for the first time in the history of New York parties there were more jumbo shrimp than guests. Three thousand friends of The Nation, some from overseas, gathered for the magazine's 120th anniversary celebration last week. The scene was set by a powerful sense of the past; the magazine, after all, has roots in most of the great political and cultural events of its lifetime. But the night was filled with a remarkable feeling for the future as well. The speakers--Jesse Jackson, Bella Abzug, Nora Astorga, Molly Ivins, George McGovern, Ira Glasser, Studs Terkel--looked ahead to the world that The Nation will face this week, next year, into the next century.

It wasn't until the party was well under way that we began to understand its meaning as a gathering of people with like minds and compatible moods who find in this magazine a focus for their interests and activities. …

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