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Flawed and flamboyant, the charismatic Jesse Jackson wasn't the perfect candidate, but his idealism led The Nation to endorse his bid for the White House.
While the whole world was watching, this is what Chicago's finest did.
It was a rigged convention, and the Chicago police were spoiling for a fight.
As they nominated FDR, Democratic conventioneers were more interested in grandstanding against prohibition than facing the nation's economic crisis.
At the National Women's Party convention, party leaders spurned black women who sought to be included in the suffragist agenda.
When the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate, The Nation was skeptical.
Democrats seek the center--and lose their moorings.
Readers of Fidel Castro's My Life will find explanations of the Cuban Revolution, but no apologies for its suppression of dissent.
Eliot Asinof, blacklisted author of Eight Men Out, created a lifetime of work celebrating rebels and victims of injustice.
The New Yorker's art critic turns his eye toward the cultural summits.
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