The Nation

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The Nation is a progressive[4][5] biweekly magazine that covers political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis. It was founded on July 6, 1865, as a successor to William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper that closed in 1865, after ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Thereafter, the magazine proceeded to a broader topic, The Nation. An important collaborator of the new magazine was its Literary Editor Wendell Phillips Garrison, son of William. He had at his disposal his father's vast network of contacts.

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The Nation
The Nation, cover dated June 18–25, 2018.
EditorD. D. Guttenplan[1]
Former editors
CategoriesPolitical progressive[2]
PublisherKatrina vanden Heuvel
Total circulation
First issueJuly 6, 1865; 157 years ago (1865-07-06)
CompanyThe Nation Company, L.P.
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, US

The Nation is published by its namesake owner, The Nation Company, L.P., at 520 8th Ave New York, NY 10018. It has news bureaus in Washington, D.C., London, and South Africa, with departments covering architecture, art, corporations, defense, environment, films, legal affairs, music, peace and disarmament, poetry, and the United Nations. Circulation peaked at 187,000 in 2006 but dropped to 145,000 in print by 2010, although digital subscriptions had risen to over 15,000. By 2021, the total for both print and digital combined was 96,000.[6]