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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.

Don't believe the glowing obituaries: Boris Yeltsin's legacy was to de-democratize Russia.

Blogs

Few stars campaigned harder for the anti-war candidate’s 1972 presidential bid.

March 2, 2015

The last week has seen the deaths of three sports trailblazers who in different ways brought us all closer together.

March 2, 2015

The ’60s crooner was a pioneer for women’s and LGBT rights in the entertainment industry and for social justice everywhere.

February 19, 2015

The New York Times columnist championed journalism and humanity.

February 13, 2015

Dean Smith will be remembered for his legendary coaching career. He should also be remembered for taking unpopular stands for social justice. 

February 9, 2015

My sportswriting mentor and hero Mike Marqusee has died. If you don’t know his work, here is a time to learn it.

January 13, 2015

He fought for social justice and peace--with a twinkle in his eye.

December 29, 2014

Chomsky discusses the past, present and future of Latin American politics. 

October 31, 2014

In his new book, John Dean finally offers definitive answers to the questions “What did he know, and when did he know it?”
 

August 14, 2014

Fifty years ago, Senators Wayne Morse and Ernest Gruening cast visionary votes against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and war in Southeast Asia.

August 7, 2014