The Nation is a progressive weekly journal dedicated to being the critical, independent voice in American journalism. Founded by Abolitionists in 1865, The Nation has a circulation of nearly 200,000 and bureaus in New York, London, and South Africa. The Nation’s contributors have included prominent figures such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Pat Buchanan.
Devoted to a critical perspective on current events independent of any political party, The Nation has developed a reputation for journalistic integrity with such achievements as the first reporting on the Bay of Pigs invasion and breaking the Valerie Plame leak scandal. Currently, The Nation reports on issues ranging from protests in Shanghai over a new rail line to an emerging Sunni-Shiite coalition in Iraq.