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German Novelist Christa Wolf dies on December 1, 2011 at 82.
With a dry, sharp, ironic voice—Christopher Hitchens graced The Nation’s pages from 1978 to 2006. The best of his articles, columns and reviews are collected here.
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.
I'm not capable of accurately describing the kindness, intensity and melancholy that were alloyed in Carl's character, or the profound role he played in deepening our commitment to the anti-war movement.
The robust Nation of today is the child of many parents, but the largest and oldest political weekly in the country owes a great debt to Betty Williams for her indispensable role during those rebuilding years.
The latter-day Mother Jones pushed her defense contractor employer to turn its swords into plowshares.
Former Senator Mark Hatfield was a hero to many of us who consider ourselves "New Evangelicals."
His writing anticipated our own media age of Facebook and Twitter.
Freud made the case through his art that no body type inherently possesses more capacity to compel than another.