Maybe C. Wright Mills's greatest legacy was a decade of activism and rebellion.
The humanist social critic whose work helped lay the groundwork for the upheavals of the 1960s.
During the 1932 presidential campaign when there seemed to be little separating the Republicans from the Democrats, Socialist Party leader Norman Thomas found a new audience for the party's progressive platform.
The Nation follows Norman Thomas as he campaigns for the
presidency on the Socialist ticket in 1928. While he had no chance of winning, his campaign was seen as a success.
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.
At the National Women's Party convention, party leaders spurned black women who sought to be included in the suffragist agenda.
A not-too-fond remembrance of "Squire Willie,"
patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.
The quiet purposefulness that characterized Rosa Parks's actions bears eloquent witness to the power of her protest.
While Michael Jackson's 2005 trial was appalling, it was not the stuff of ordinary tabloid catharsis; there was not an unsullied soul within fifty miles of the courthouse.