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The Nation

3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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America's oldest continuously-published magazine, The Nation Magazine is devoted to politics and culture. Established in 1865, the publication has been providing readers with political information and causes throughout our country's history. The magazine prides itself on the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and welcomes all points of view, including those different from the editors' own.

In addition to current events pieces, The Nation Magazine features regular columns like Sister Citizen, Beneath the Radar, and Diary of a Mad Law Professor. The magazine has been a nonprofit organization since 1943 and tends to lean to the Left, although many different perspectives are shared. Inside each issue you will find a variety of views on different news affecting our nation.

From human interest pieces to political battles, The Nation Magazine covers all the events of the day. The pages of this magazine cover politics, world events, books, art, the economy, the environment, activism, and society. You can enjoy well-written articles on a wide variety of topics when you subscribe to this magazine, which is printed forty-seven times per year.

This publication currently has over 150,000 subscribers and is the self-described flagship of the Left. With the many issues facing our nation today, this magazine can provide perspective to make you a more informed citizen. The Nation Magazine continues to be at the forefront of political publishing, having endured three wars, two presidential assassinations, and many other trying times that have faced our country. Subscribe today to have this magazine delivered right to your door.

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Founded in 1865, The Nation is America's oldest weekly magazine, the flagship of the Left, and now the country's most widely read journal of opinion. Published to inform the national debate on critical issues of the day, The Nation seeks to enlighten and empower a community of concerned citizens and influential readers.

The Nation has long served as an early-warning system, exposing prejudice, discrimination, and abuse of power through investigative reporting, analysis, commentary, and cultural reviews. Proudly independent of political parties and corporate interests, The Nation exposes, in print and online, issues often ignored by the mainstream media.

Championing civil liberties, human rights, economic justice, and peace, The Nation challenges the status quo, encourages dissent, and presents ideas from a variety of voices, always seeking a more tolerant and just future.


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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Nation
  • ASIN: B000CNEFRE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
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37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A PLAUSIBLE INSTITUTION December 26, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
The Nation is a great publication that has featured the works of scholarly writers such as Eric Alterman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Noam Chomsky and Norman Mailer. Though the issues addressed and the opinions expressed are often labeled as leftist, this magazine nonetheless contains some very thought-provoking nuances and propositions for a better America that sound intelligent.

Though many are outraged about some of the stances that the editors and contributors of The Nation have taken, their retorts often fall short of being strong, tangible, clearly expressed responses. From what I see and hear, too many discussions from them center around using diatribes and trying with no success to portray or effectively deconstruct the perceived merits and flaws of this work or the like.

It was from reading nonfiction books by Ayn Rand that I was perpetually presented the term straw man, an argument approach that was, according to Rand, used by those of altruistic and socialistic agendas that stripped mankind of its individual freedoms. With The Nation, there are bits and pieces of anecdotal evidence that might oppose any laissez-faire capitalistic themes championed by Rand, but I cannot say that they are mere straw man commentaries.

I concur that the magazine might be somewhat slanted, as are all other publications. But global and domestic complexities, I believe, are abounding at a rate that not even the most sophisticated philosophies or ideologies from years past can focus upon in adequate context. To me, The Nation is one of those rare, bold sources that unequivocally acknowledge this disturbance.
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70 of 88 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year
While many mainstream publications have been shying away from calling members of the current American government into account for their transgressions - from bribery and theft to misinformation and cover-ups of sexual escapades - "The Nation" has done its job and reported the facts. For its trouble, many of those who lean the same way as the current administration lambast the magazine as "too liberal" and "naively progressive."

So let's put it this way: If you value truth over lies and think the rights of "the little guy" are just as important as the rights of fat cats, you will like "The Nation." But be warned -- "The Nation" is rife with page after thorough page of intense reporters' writings, and even some clever poetry, but only rarely has pictures. Which may be the real reason why right wingers don't like it.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the real nation January 5, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This publication owes nothing to no one. It tackles complex subjects with the assumption that the reader is intelligent enough to follow the text. It is such a joy to read thoughtful indepth articles about the big story--and all the little stories underneath. I read The Nation when I was young and I am still reading it in my middle age. What a pleasure to hear news without catch phrase or the latest missused hyperpole. I donate to this publication and I would think that anyone who discovers it ( or re-discovers it) would do the same. I am so pleased to be part of The Nation's continuing quest to enlighten and challenge.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I have been receiving the Nation for several years. I got started during the Bush years when other media sources seemed to be in lockstep, beating the drum for the (Iraq) war. The rise in popularity of Faux News is inversely proportional to the level of intellectual sophistication of its audience. I have subscribed to several progressive publications but they lacked the seriousness and depth provided by the Nation. The Nation is thoughtful, well researched and well written - an effective and direct antidote to the reactionary mainstream media. I look forward to receiving it, especially when something newsworthy arises. I particularly appreciate the impressive credentials of the Nation's contributors; because today's issues can be complicated and confusing. Especially since power brokers are less than candid. The Nation is critical of all hypocrisy whether it comes from the left or the right. Even though my budget is very tight this is one item I do not consider to be dispensable. I need to be informed and I trust the Nation to help me reach that goal. Beware! After you start reading the Nation everything else will appear dumbed down!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Save a couple of dollars, but be prepared to wait December 15, 2011
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
Ordering this subscription here (rather than direct) saved a couple of dollars, but it's going to take over 4 months to receive the first issue. As a gift, this is a bit of a failure.
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31 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PATRIOTIC, INCISIVE TRUTHFUL May 5, 2006
Subscription Term Name:1 year
The author of the Declaration of Independence and promoter of a bill of rights for the U.S. Constitution, Thomas Jefferson once wrote: "I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper." [Letter to Nathaniel Macon, January 12, 1819]

The Nation is not a newspaper. Rather it is a weekly compilation of informed opinion and investigative reportage that reports what the main stream press and infotainment TV doesn't dare to. Those Americans whose minds have been addled by a steady stream of ideological propaganda and lies call The Nation "left wing," "liberal," "radical," etc., etc.

Plato had written 2,300 years ago his Allegory of the Cave: "Behold! human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads." Plato's "punchline" was "... And if he is compelled to look straight at the light, will he not have a pain in his eyes which will make him turn away to take refuge in the objects of vision which he can see, and which he will conceive to be in reality clearer than the things which are now being shown to him?"

And so, dear reader The Nation is filled with sunlight that too many Americans cannot stand to look into directly. It is much less painful for them simply to say: "... the Nation's political bias is so far to the Left that it repeatedly errors in its evaluations of the American and world - situation."

For those who wish to know the simple truth of what is going on in America and the world read The Nation. It prints the patriotic, incisive truth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Subscription Price
A lot of scholarly writers have been introduced through “The Nation” magazine, but that's not why I decided to get it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Katherine Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but dense
The Nation magazine has good articles but tends to be too dense. If you desire a magazine with a liberal slant, this might be the magazine for you but I will not subscribe again... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bob
4.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for the politically conscious
I renew this every year for my mom, who is very involved in local and national politics. She never throws them out, and even shares them with friends. Read more
Published 6 months ago by A. Graham
1.0 out of 5 stars Wait to be disappointed
After the wait, I only received 4 magazines before they stopped arriving. I've missed the last four weekly subscriptions. Not worth going through Amazon for this publication.
Published 7 months ago by harlowk
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the GOP
If you want good updates on the happenings in Washington D. C. this a good magazine for progressives. I like it Charlotte Swincicki
Published 16 months ago by Charlotte Swincicki
5.0 out of 5 stars Nation Magazine
I have a traditional subscription to the Nation. My Kindle version won't start until my regular subscription runs out. Sorry!
Published 17 months ago by bill c
5.0 out of 5 stars THE NATION MAGAZINE
The Nation is a fabulously informative and well written weekly. Everyone, especially conservatives, should read it. The Nation reveals information found nowhere else.
Published 19 months ago by Stuart Feinblatt
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever, well written, one sided, biased, Leftist orthodoxy
I enjoy this magazine. I often agree with a number of the articles. However don't expect fair minded, even handed or open minded reporting. Left good! Right bad! Read more
Published 23 months ago by Clive Moses Apikouris
1.0 out of 5 stars SPAM
The magazine itself is great. They will sell your name, mailing address, and email address to everything though. Read more
Published on March 15, 2012 by Elvis
5.0 out of 5 stars The Nation
Great magazine at a great price. The nation's articles are an excellent counterpoint to the mainstream media.
I recommend it to those who seek a different view of the world.
Published on January 9, 2012 by John Charles Robinson
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