The NationThe 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 department's on Architecture, Art, Corporations, Defense, Films, Legal Affairs, Music, Peace and Disarmament, Poetry, and the United Nations.
The publisher and editorial director of The Nation is Victor Navasky, and it is edited by Katrina vanden Heuvel.
Regular columns include:
- "Beat the Devil" by Alexander Cockburn
- "Stop the Presses" by Eric Alterman
- "Diary of a Mad Law Professor" by Patricia J. Williams
- "Subject to Debate" by Katha Pollitt
- "Look Out" by Naomi Klein
- "Deadline Poet" by Calvin Trillin
The Nation was also the journal of the Young Irelanders, a group of 19th century Irish Nationalists. It was founded in 1842 by Charles Gavan Duffy (1816-1903), Thomas Davis, (1814-1845), and John Dillon (1816-1866) to agitate for reform of British rule and support Daniel O'Connell in his fight for constitutional reform. The magazine published polemical prose and verse, including work by Duffy and Davis, whose A Nation Once Again is still popular among Irish Nationalists. The most significant writer associated with The Nation was James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849).