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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 editor of thenation.com, 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 charter member of the Brooklyn Literary Council, a board member of Living Liberally, an editorial advisor for Youngist and a Contributing Editor to the Brooklyn Quarterly, Rothberg lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised. Follow him on Twitter @peterrothberg.

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

These ten songs, taken together, help distill the American experience and make clear both what’s great about the US and what still...
Jonathan’s unique ability to build bridges brought together this child of a red-diaper baby with a core member of LBJ’s war...
One of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression cautions against the steady erosion of civilized society.
Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.
Fabulously wealthy NBA basketball players have been especially quick to take McDonald’s lucre in return for shilling for junk food...
If you're like me and think expanding gun rights will actually make society less safe, then this law looks pretty awful.
These heroes of the climate change movement, at least on my better days, lend me hope that my children will inherit something salvageable.
There’s a huge undercurrent of resentment building to what even many school administrators are calling unreliable, unfair,...