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News and analysis on politics and culture from the left. Unconventional Wisdom Since 1865.

Publisher’s Description: The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine and one of its premier journals of opinion. Established by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation has long been regarded as one of the country’s definitive journalistic voices. For more than 135 years of writing on politics, culture, books and the arts, The Nation has remained true to its original commitment to be the critical, independent voice in American journalism. James Baldwin, Ralph Nader and Hunter Thompson published their first pieces in The Nation. Other contributors have included Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Emma Goldman and Jean-Paul Sartre. The Nation has a proud literary history as well, having published the work of W.H. Auden, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Henry James, Willa Cather, Thomas Mann and hundreds of other major writers.