The popular Tuesday evening lecture series, Labor, Landmarks, and Literature, continues on Tuesday, February 26th at 6pm at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in midtown Manhattan. This is the third of four lectures on the Literature component of the series, which this year is focusing on one of the country’s most highly regarded weekly magazines, The Nation. The lecture entitled “The Nation: Reflections from the Editor,” will be given by Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation 

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine, will reflect on the magazine’s 142-year history and offer her views on the role of The Nation in the turbulent political waters of 2008. Ms. vanden Heuvel will share some of her plans for the growth of the magazine and discuss the challenges facing print media in the new electronic frontier. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel has been editor of The Nation since 1995 and publisher since 2005. She is the co-editor of Taking Back America–And Taking Down the Radical Right and editor of The Dictionary of Republicanisms and the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001. She is also a frequent commentator on American and international politics on MSNBC, CNN and PBS, and her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. 

The Nation has engaged the mind of the American public for over 140 years through its coverage of such areas as politics, culture, books, and the arts. Today, The Nation occupies an important place within the political arena with its in-depth discussion of current events, enabling it to thrive online as well as in print. 

The final lecture in the Nation component entitled “The Nation: Politics at the Center of the Storm,” will be given by John Nichols, The Nation’s Washington correspondent, on March 25. 

Advance reservations are strongly recommended, as seating in The General Society Library is limited. Tickets are $15 for non-members, $10 for members, and $5 for students. To register, visit 

All lectures will take place at The General Society Library, at 20 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.  

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.