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A good magazine for a Kindle at a good price.
on November 28, 2007
The Nation is the National Review of the left, so don't subscribe if you're not interested in what the American left has to say. My assumption that anyone considering subscribing to the Kindle edition of the Nation already knows what the editorial policies of the magazine are and are wondering about the Kindle edition.
The print edition of the Nation is not a glossy magazine and does not rely heavily on graphics, so it's well suited to the Kindle format. Even though Kindle does support jpegs and could handle far more graphical content that is supplied with other magazines and newspaper Kindle subscriptions, this isn't as problematic with the Nation as it, say, with the New York Times, where very few pictures or charts are included with articles, even in cases where the articles make reference to charts that aren't produced.
Further, the price is right here. You're paying less for four issues the Nation than you are for several of the monthly magazines that they're offering Kindle subscriptions for.
Of course, why they take out the advertisements, graphics, etc, in the Kindle editions of these magazine continues to amaze me. The Nation's classifieds, which could easily be included in the Kindle are almost always a fun read.