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Home to tenacious muckraking, provocative commentary, and spirited debate about politics and culture, The Nation magazine and web site empowers readers to fight for justice and equality for all. By providing a deeper understanding of the world as it is—and as it could be—we drive bold ideas into the conversation and ignite debates far beyond our pages.
We believe in intellectual freedom. We value facts and transparency. We argue that dissent is patriotic and we hold the powerful to account, no matter their political persuasion. We raise up the promise of a radical tomorrow while we agitate for meaningful change today. Above all, we aspire to galvanize a more informed public—one equipped with a more profound understanding of events, ideas, and history.
Founded by abolitionists in 1865, we’ve long believed that independent journalism has the capacity to bring about a more democratic and equitable world. Our writers shift paradigms and open minds. Our deep investigative reporting launches congressional hearings, forces policy change, and shapes news cycles. Instigating progress: It’s not only our legacy, it’s our continued commitment to future generations of torchbearers.
The Nation has been hosting unique travel experiences for our readers and supporters since 1998. Our mission has always been to design singular excursions for our community of adventurous, intellectually curious, and open-minded progressives. Every journey is carefully curated—on a Nation tour, you will experience each culture in a meaningful, conscientious, and provocative way. Our editors and staff leverage TheNation’s international network to gain access to local political and cultural leaders, and to construct an itinerary available nowhere else.
Nation Travels specializes in unusual destinations. We focus on parts of the world where our governments are sometimes at odds, yet where there is much to learn and experience. Our current catalog includes trips to Cuba, Russia, South Africa, The Balkans, India, Morocco, Vietnam, Iran, Colombia, Jordan, a U.S. Civil Rights program and Native American Voices tour. Our genuine hope is that citizen-to-citizen contact will lead to more productive engagement. We carefully design all of our trips to enhance this goal. We partner with the most experienced tour operators in every country, and our trips offer excellent value—reasonably priced tours featuring unparalleled local guides, excellent hotels, exceptional meals, and memorable entertainment.
Most importantly, The Nation’s travel programs help fund our journalism—the independent, values-driven reporting you can’t find anywhere else. In these times of tough publishing economics, we’re thrilled to offer these trips in support of our mission, along with the opportunity to learn, grow, and experience the world with kindred spirits.
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