The Nation is a American Hebdomadaire of left, founded in 1865, at the beginning to fight slavery. Directed by Katrina van den Heuvel, it counts with the number of its former writers Victor Navasky, Norman Thomas, Carey McWilliams, and Freda Kirchwey. Famous contributors such as Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Gore Vidal, Hunter S. Thompson, James K. Galbraith, Langston Hughes, Ralph Nader, James Baldwin, Daniel Singer, I.F. Stone, John Steinbeck, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Leon Trotsky and Jean-Paul Sartre wrote there. Edward Said held a chronicle of musical criticism to with it during several years.
The Nation is the oldest weekly magazine in the United States. The house of publication, The Compagny Nation, is located at the 33 Irving Place at New York. Anchored on the left, its pulling in particular increased since the Guerre in Iraq to reach, in 2004,184 000 specimens. What represents more of the double of its rival néolibéral The New Republic , and more than those of The Weekly Standard , weekly Néoconservateur, and National Review , its during Conservateur.
The Nation has subsidiary companies with Budapest, London and in South Africa as well as departments specialized in architecture, arts, the companies, defense, the environment, the cinema, the legal system, the music, peace and disarmament, poetry and the United Nations.
David Corn, person in charge of the drafting of the hebdo in Washington, revealed the scandal Valerie Plame during the summer 2003 in The Nation , by stressing that the journalist Robert Novak, who had revealed the professional identity of Valerie Plame, could be judged for crime (the revelation of the identity of an agent of the CIA is a crime in the United States).
The former leader-writer Christopher Hitchens also left the newspaper in 2003 when it decided to publish a great quantity of letters to the Editor showing the United States to be at the origin of the Attentats of September 11th, 2001. Hitchens was also opposed to the leading line anti-war of the newspaper.
Founded in July 1865 by a group of free trade (i.e. volunteers for the abolition of slavery), The Nation initially has as an editor E.L. Godkin, a partisan of the classical economics, critical with regard to the Nationalisme and of the Impérialisme like Socialisme.
In 1881, Henry Villard, large press baron become contractor in the railroads, seizes The Nation and makes of it the weekly literary supplement of the New York Evening Post . The teams of publications move in to the 210 Broadway in New York where the offices of the Evening Post are. The New York Evening Post will become a Tabloïd thereafter, initially of left under the direction of Dorothy Shiff of 1939 to 1976, then preserving after its racchat by Rupert Murdoch, but The Nation had already been detached from it for a long time.
In 1918, the son of Henry Villard, Oswald Garrison Villard enters in possession of the magazine and gets rid of the Evening Post . He remakes The Nation on the left a newspaper of opinion all while printing an orientation to him. The direction of Villard is worth with The Nation to be placed under the narrow monitoring of FBI during more than fifty years. FBI had indeed classified Villard among the subversive individuals since 1915, tradition which will be perpetuated by the successive editors of The Nation until the years 1970. When Albert Jay Nock denounces in one of the columns of the newspaper the complicity of Samuel Gompers and of the trade unions in the installation of the saving in war during the First World War, the publication of the weekly magazine is briefly suspended.
During years 1940 and with the beginning of the year 1950, the possibility of a fusion between The New Republic and The Nation are the subject of a long discussion between Kirchwey (for The Nation ) and Michael Straight (for The New Republic ). The two magazines were at the time very close: both are located at the center left, although The Nation is then on the left; both have a pulling bordering the 100.000 specimens; and both lose more money than they do not gain any (what is in addition always the case for The Nation which functions thanks to the donations). It was thus thought that the two magazines could amalgamate: they would have formed the most powerful American magazine of opinion, The Nation and New Republic . Fusion was not finally carried out and The New Republic was then clearly directed on the right.
According to the charter of 1865, The Nation is not the body of any party, sect or some body that it is.
Editorial boardNorman Birnbaum, Richard Falk, Frances FitzGerald, Eric Foner, Philip Green, Lani Guinier, Tom Hayden, Randall Kennedy, Tony Kushner, Elinor Langer, Deborah Meier, Toni Morrison, Victor Navasky, Richard Parker, Michael Pertschuk, Elizabeth Pochoda, Marcus G. Raskin, David Weir, and Roger Wilkins.
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