Johnson was a scholar and author who saw our devolving American world with striking clarity and prescience and wrote about it with precision, passion and courage
Remembering David Markson (1927–2010), whose playful novels pushed storytelling to the edge of understanding.
Remembering Ben Sonnenberg (1936–2010)—writer, publisher, boulevardier—and his quarterly, Grand Street.
Teresa Stack remembers our colleague Gene Case; Esther Kaplan reports on Sarah Shourd's return home from Iran.
When the lens is turned on Southerners, it's often the ignorant ones, like Pastor Terry Jones, that we see. That makes it doubly important to remember the brave radicals, like 1920s labor activist Ella May Wiggins, can sprout from the South, too.
The Nation mourns the passing of Tony Judt, a historian and intellectual whose acumen, courage and range are renowned, profound and an inspiration.
Katrina vanden Heuvel on the passing of Iris Dornfeld McWilliams; Rajeshree Sisodia on new accountability for energy firms.
The former editor of Grand Street was a dandy without snobbism, an aesthete without pretense.
Friends of The Nation and of Howard Zinn offer recollections of the man, his work, and his impact on thinkers and activists.
Remembering an eminent scientist who fought tirelessly to protect human health from the hazards of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.