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Günter Grass not only taught us about German history, but also ourselves.
Ariel Dorfman talks morality and the legacy of a literary giant
The founder of the Living Theater was absolute about her principles as a pacifist anarchist, yet never dismissive or judgmental toward those who didn’t share them.
“Danny Schechter News Dissector” set the precedent for media understanding in the modern age.
The first scientist to put a number on US nuclear deaths dies at 91.
Longtime CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident at 73.
“Rights can be won, and rights can be taken away. Achievements are always vulnerable.”
Fired by Nixon, reprimanded by Kissinger, and dismissed by Haig, tireless defender of human rights in Latin America, Robert White, dies at 88.
In his electrifying 1984 convention speech, Cuomo forged a new liberal vision drawn from his own ethnic experience.
Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.