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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.
Hamilton Fish remembers legendary film director and creative force behind 'The Graduate', Mike Nichols.
Now, across a vast and growing swath of the planet, the main force at work seems not to be the concentration of power, but its fragmentation.
Multiple commentaries from the journal show a pattern of making sure white people aren’t taken for total villains when discussing slavery.
An excerpt from Victor Navasky's The O'Dell File reveals the story of the civil rights movement's 'unsung hero' who has been wrongly written out of the pages of history.
The career of Hunter Pitts O’Dell is a crucial episode in the hidden history of American radicalism.
For Nadine Gordimer in 1983, the arts in South Africa were simply “the sum of various states of alienation.”
He taught us how to live with loss, and he told us, over and over again, that other utopias are possible.
The power and persuasiveness of Jonathan's work came from the enduring belief that there is no idea so powerful as a moral one.