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Oswald Garrison Villard

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Oswald Garrison Villard

Oswald Garrison Villard (March 13, 1872-October 1, 1949) was a US journalist who wrote many articles for The Nation. He broke with the magazine in 1935 over its support for American intervention in Europe.


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The Nation’s publisher writes about “the negro problem” during the very week he helped found the NAACP.

He may have been one of the 'nine old men' of the Supreme Court, but he was a great old man.

The New York World is Pulitzer's greatest prize.

World War II breaks out in Europe, but The Nation (getting it wrong) says it presents no threat to the US, and we will not join the fighting.

The grimy Chicago meatpacking industry was nothing compared to the sordid world of California politics.

As they nominated FDR, Democratic conventioneers were more interested in grandstanding against prohibition than facing the nation's economic crisis.

A journey through the American heartland reveals the anger and desperation of the Great Depression.

"Here is a lost cause no longer lost, but come to triumphant success, and if the pioneers of that cause are looking down upon this scene, there will be rejoicing in heaven on the fourth day of March."

On Saturday, June 27, 1924, "men and women suddenly rose up after days of utterly degraded and demoralizing
vaudeville performances to declaim with passion about two big subjects."

In just 180 days, FDR has managed to completely transform the office of the presidency.