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March 30, 2017
Farewell to Roger Wilkins, a Man of Honor in Tempestuous Times
The accomplished scholar and influential civil-rights leader pushed hard to open doors and knock down barriers. He was also my best friend.
Robert L. Borosage
January 9, 2017
Nat Hentoff, Freedom Fighter
The legendary critic, who died recently at the age of 91, passionately defended freedom of expression in jazz, politics, and life.
November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro, 1926–2016
The Cuban revolutionary almost outlasted 11 US presidents.
November 16, 2016
A Liberal Lion Remembered
Stanley Sheinbaum’s achievements were countless.
November 3, 2016
Tom Hayden: Forever a Young Rebel
In Port Huron and Newark and Chicago and Sacramento, he was always searching for peace.
The Nation is reader supported.
October 26, 2016
Tom Hayden Remembered
Personal recollections from Mike Davis, Dick Flacks, Phyllis Bennis, Mark Rudd, Victor Navasky, and many others.
May 18, 2016
Michael Ratner Was a Fearless Warrior for Justice—He Was Also My Beloved Uncle
My relationship with Michael was entwined not only with questions of war, peace, and justice—but also with more intimate questions of family, aspirations, disappointments, anxiety, and joy.
April 5, 2016
Remembering Bogdan Denitch
He is survived by countless young people who were inspired by his life and politics.
October 7, 2015
Grace Lee Boggs Was a True Radical
The philosopher and activist knew there is still much work to be done to make life on this planet just.
August 17, 2015
What Julian Bond Taught Me
Freedom movements don’t just happen, they are made—and not by charismatic leaders, but by everyday people possessing great courage.