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The Nation

 
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About The Nation

Published since 1865, The Nation Magazine is America's oldest weekly magazine, specializing in opinion journalism, hard-hitting investigative reporting, and coverage of news not likely to be found anywhere else. The Nation Magazine is filled with lively editorials and in-depth political analysis, as well as an original look at theater, films, books, architecture, and music.

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4.7 out of 5
 

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5 out of 5

150th Anniversary issue

 

What a treasure is the 250th Anniversary issue. It has become a daily habit of mine to read from it almost at random, and every page contains a gem and a reminder that the more things change the more they stay the same. The editorial from May 1873—“The Growth of Corporate and Decline of Government Power”—could with a few amendments and additions be run today with all of its insight intact. I chuckled at film director John Waters’ comment that The Nation keeps him thinking the right way—that is left—“just in case I get too big for my social and financial britches.” As I am now reading Barbara Tuchman’s “The Proud Tower,” I will supplement my understanding of the pre-First World War period by reading the articles from this period in the Nation, including the articles and editorials by E.L. Godkin. “Filled with anxiety about the country,” which was propelled by the “ferocious optimist” of “absolutely crazy” Jingoes, Godkin made The Nation “the best periodical in the world.”

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

Why I Read The Nation

 

I notice that the negative reviews are written by people who would like to eschew long-form journalism and substitute it with executive summaries. Well, there is a place for such "executive summaries." When I was in college there was "Cliff's Notes." And, if that's what you want in terms of news there are many outlets that will provide it. I can think of "Time" and "CNN", for example. But, there are many others. On the other hand, if you want long-form, well, not so many. There are a few academic journals, the Atlantic, and The New Yorker, and a few others. There is "The New York Times". But, ever since the Viet Nam war, I have regarded that paper as quite establishment in its view. In terms of video media, there's Al Jazeera America and, to some limited extent, "The Daily Show." Fortunately, "The Nation", provides long-form journalism for those who seek it. One must admit it does have a leftist viewpoint. So, if you want "balance" subscribe to the "National Review" too.

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0 out of 6 people found the following review helpful

1 out of 5

Not what I expected

 

I find the articles a bit scattered and the views a little hard to discern. Little tidbits here and there at the borders of the pages are sometimes more interesting than the lengthy articles that take up pages. Also do not like poor quality of the paper.

 
 

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

The Nation should be required reading for all voters in America.

 

There are reasons why The Nation is our nation's oldest weekly magazine. It has been shining a spotlight on the truth and not spinning the latest "talking points" from the corporate controlled echo chamber since the end of the Civil War. This is essential reading for anyone who either plans on being stranded on a deserted island or knows the difference between federalism and feudalism. So please subscribe before their Trickle Down lies makes peons of us all.

 
 

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

The best Political magazine

 

This magazine has alittle of everything that I enjoy reading. It is very educational also.

 
 

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

The best political analysis magazine

 

I had subscribed to this magazine in the past and I am happy that have subcribed to it again. It provide me with a left of center analysis that I find informational.

 
 

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

Such informative articles!

 

I really am enjoying the wealth of information on political subjects. The articles are timely and well written, and it is great to have a magazine for us progressives!

 
 

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

The best of the best

 

I really enjoy reading thr Nation magazine. The articles are written very well by writers I like from other venues. The atricles have alot of very good and thoughtful information in them. The articles are also very easy to read.

 
 

1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

 

I am so impressed with the writing and the knowledge of the authors of the articles in the Nation. The magazine is actually less "radicalized" and much more rationally based than I had thought. It is definitely a progressive publication, with all articles written from a leftist perspective. But the articles are extremely well-researched and extremely well-written.

 
 

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

This magazine gives politics in depth

 

I respect Chris Hayes and his opinions. He is knowledgable, well read and has the facts. I enjoy the depth of research that goes into these articles and they help me understand what is going on in the world

 
 
 

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