Bernard Rapoport's death at the age of ninety-four has brought to a close one of the storied chapters in the history of American liberalism.
Efforts she spearheaded in the sixties set model for the grassroots rebuilding efforts that would unfold in cities around the country in decades to come.
Novick, a first-class mensch, will be remembered for his pioneering scholarship, intellectual courage, and a witty, astringent writing style that could turn the most forbidding of subjects into a pleasure to read.
The most gifted foreign correspondent in a generation reported with authority and empathy.
For Robert L. Carter, one of the leading civil rights strategists and activists of the twentieth century, the fight for equal, quality public education was foundational to the movement to liberate this country from the blight of racism and its crippling legacies.
Vaclav Havel was undoubtedly one of the greatest Europeans of our generation, a man, who fully deserves the unquestionable respect both of his country and the world.
Carter helped to change America, and helped to change me, along with the many black and white lawyers who worked with him and whom he taught that fighting for equal rights entails risk, patience, understanding and placing the cause before yourself.
Christopher was moved, in his choice of objects of animosity, by an unstable mixture of calculation and conviction.
A pioneering historian convinced that another world was possible, and that working people would create it for themselves.