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The Nation

The Nation is a weekly, left-of-center periodical devoted to politics and culture. Founded in 1865, it is the oldest weekly in the United States. It is published by the Nation Company, L.P. at 33 Irving Place, New York City. The Nation has bureaus in Budapest, London, and Southern Africa and departments covering Architecture, Art, Corporations, Defense, Environment, Films, Legal Affairs, Music, Peace and Disarmament, Poetry, and the United Nations. The circulation of The Nation is rising and was last placed at 160,029, surpassing the neoliberal The New Republic, the neoconservative The Weekly Standard, and the conservative National Review (circulation 155,584). The Nation magazine has lost money every year of operation and has a group of 17,000 donors called the Nation Associates who give to the periodical beyond their annual subscription purchase.

The publisher and editorial director of The Nation is Victor Navasky. It is edited by Katrina vanden Heuvel. Former editors include: Carey McWilliams. Notable contributors to The Nation include Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, and French intellectual John-Paul Sartre.

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1 Regular columns
2 Notable Events
3 External link

Regular columns

Notable Events

The Nation Washington D.C. bureau editor, David Corn broke the
Valerie Plame leak scandal in the summer of 2003 in the pages of the Nation after noting that journalist Robert Novak's blowing of the spy's cover in a newspaper column could be a possible felony.

In a widely publicized and vocal break with the magazine, former columnist Christopher Hitchens left The Nation when it published a large number of letters from readers, who, Hitchens claimed, blamed America for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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The Nation is also a daily newspaper in Pakistan.


The Nation was also an Irish newspaper. See: The Nation.
The Nation was also a left-wing newspaper in the United Kingdom, which was merged into the New Statesman in 1931.