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Peter Rothberg

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Peter Rothberg

Peter Rothberg

Associate Publisher, Special Projects

Peter Rothberg, the Nation's Associate Publisher, has been writing a blog covering the world of activism since 2003. His previous positions with The Nation  include web editor, publicity director, special projects director and intern. A periodic radio commentator, Rothberg is a former speech-writer for civil rights leader Julian Bond and the editor of Lived History: Lives We've Lost, 2012-13. A member of the Brooklyn Literary Council, the board of Living Liberally and a Contributing Editor to the Brooklyn Quarterly, Rothberg lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised.

Articles

News and Features

An activist ahead of his time, Richard L. Grossman, a community organizer, galvanized work on a variety of progressive causes during his remarkable four-decade career.

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a giant of the civil rights movement known for his decades of work in support of desegregation, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Luper’s courage at a young age helped change the course of race relations in Oklahoma City.

Best known for a photograph of her and Bob Dylan that became the cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Rotolo devoted her life to the progressive causes which had engaged her since well before she met the folk singer.

Blogs

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight,...
The sublime (and sublimely troubled) singer/songwriter Gil Scott-Heron wrote in 1981 at the dawn of the Reagan Revolution of waking up one...
With the networks, the cable news stations, radio outlets, newspapers and magazines and, of course, the internet, this election will be the...
With the Presidential election less than a week away, it's clear that GOP operatives are attempting to disenfranchise voters through...
One of the many strange hallmarks of Election 2004 is the numerous Republican groups which have formed to organize support for Democrat...
Thanks to Nation reader Keith Kritselis who wrote in to alert us to a new website he created that he's hoping will help clear up some of...
Nation readers don't need to be told that what passes for TV punditry is far more degrading than uplifting for the national conversation....
This year the Supreme Court and its future composition should be a bigger issue than ever. Yet, few people, including, curiously, the...