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Dagmar Wilson was one of those responsible for what Alice Munro calls the “great switch in women’s lives.”
Class was not merely Milton’s subject, it was the optic through which he saw the world, something that distinguished his work from what the culture had expected of social documentary photography since the 1930s.
She has been to the mountaintop—and we must fight harder to save it.
A tribute to a longtime defender of civil liberties and a beloved teacher.
If you're disappointed with Obama, Rev. Jesse Jackson has a reminder for you: American presidents haven't done many great things without a mass movement pushing them every step of the way.
The tough and hyper-energetic diplomat’s career spanned more than four decades. He leaves behind a complicated legacy—and in Afghanistan, an unfinished mission.
Lewis was a true Renaissance man, a lover of music, history, literature, language, botany, geography, sports, boating, cards—the list is endless—all of which enliven his puzzles.
This past week brought us two losses that will be felt throughout The Nation and GRITtv families.
His was an all-American odyssey, and in his final decades he was a man on a mission.
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