The Nation

The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, covering progressive[3] political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis. It was founded on July 6, 1865, as a successor to William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator,[4] an abolitionist newspaper that closed in 1865, after ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Now that the specific, urgent problem of slavery had been ended (The Liberator), one could proceed 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.

The Nation
The Nation, cover dated June 18–25, 2018
EditorD. D. Guttenplan[1]
Former editors
CategoriesPolitically progressive
FrequencyWeekly
PublisherKatrina vanden Heuvel
Total circulation
(2017)
145,624[2]
First issueJuly 6, 1865; 156 years ago (1865-07-06)
CompanyThe Nation Company, L.P.
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, US
Websitewww.thenation.com
ISSN0027-8378

The Nation is published by its namesake owner, The Nation Company, L.P., at 520 8th Ave New York, NY 10018. [5]

The Nation 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 by 2010 had dropped to 145,000 in print, although digital subscriptions had risen to over 15,000.[6]