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Freda Kirchwey

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Freda Kirchwey

Freda Kirchwey was a former managing editor, literary editor, editor and, ultimately, publisher of The Nation. She died in 1976.


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The Nation's editor Freda Kirchwey travels to Israel and sends back an eyewitness report of the young country's struggles to survive.

She was a fanatic but "a good fanatic" in the fight for women's freedom.

President Truman extends the Monroe Doctrine to cover the entire globe.

At the National Women's Party convention, party leaders spurned black women who sought to be included in the suffragist agenda.

This essay, from the August 18, 1945, issue of The Nation, is a special selection from The Nation Digital Archive. If you want to read everything The Nation has ever published on nuclear politics and the global disarmament movement, click here for information on how to acquire individual access to the Archive--an electronic database of every Nation article since 1865.

The creation of the atom bomb is the greatest revolution ever accomplished in science--and unquestionably the most frightening.