The 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 departments covering Architecture, Art, Corporations, Defense, Films, Legal Affairs, Music, Peace and Disarmament, Poetry, and the United Nations. The circulation of The Nation is rising and was last placed at 158,810 surpassing The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, and the National Review.
The publisher and editorial director of The Nation is Victor Navasky. 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 an Irish newspaper. See: The Nation.
The Nation was also a left-wing newspaper in the United Kingdom, which was merged into the New Statesman in 1931.