Lived History

Israel Shahak, 1933-2001 Israel Shahak, 1933-2001

In early June I sat on a panel, in front of a large and mainly Arab audience, with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times. Our hosts, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Commit...

Jul 12, 2001 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Howard Zinn speaks into a microphone at the 2009 Sundance Music Festival on January 22, 2009 in Park City, Utah.

Remembering Howard Zinn Remembering Howard Zinn

Friends of The Nation and of Howard Zinn offer recollections of the man, his work, and his impact on thinkers and activists.

Feb 1, 2010 / Books & the Arts / Various Contributors

John Gofman’s Nuclear Courage John Gofman’s Nuclear Courage

Remembering an eminent scientist who fought tirelessly to protect human health from the hazards of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

Sep 14, 2007 / Feature / Joseph J. Mangano

Dorothy Healey Dorothy Healey

An appreciation of one of the last members of the left's "greatest generation," known for her physical courage, warmth and intelligence, who spent a lifetime arguing eloq...

Aug 24, 2006 / Editorial / Mike Davis

Galbraith Remembered Galbraith Remembered

At a memorial service for John Kenneth Galbraith at Harvard University's Memorial Church, economist and biographer Richard Parker eulogized an extraordinary man.

Jun 1, 2006 / Feature / Richard Parker

Arthur Miller: 1915–2005 Arthur Miller: 1915–2005

The politics of a progressive playwright.

May 26, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Tony Kushner

Remembering Those We Lost, 2011

Remembering Those We Lost, 2011 Remembering Those We Lost, 2011

We launched Lived History, a special section of TheNation.com, to honor, remember and pay tribute to the dearly departed who have made significant contributions to bettering o…

Dec 20, 2011 / Lived History / The Nation

Slide Show: A Gil Scott-Heron Retrospective Slide Show: A Gil Scott-Heron Retrospective

Gil Scott-Heron was a pioneering poet and musician. His unique musical fusion of jazz, blues, rap, funk, and soul was captivating and his radical political vision was transformativ…

Jun 9, 2011 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

Slide Show: Manning Marable, 1950-2011

Slide Show: Manning Marable, 1950-2011 Slide Show: Manning Marable, 1950-2011

“The remembrances started almost immediately, as was appropriate. When a giant has fallen there is immense thunder,” wrote Bill Fletcher, Jr., after the passing of the…

Apr 4, 2011 / Lived History / The Nation

Slide Show: Remembering Those We Lost in 2010

Slide Show: Remembering Those We Lost in 2010 Slide Show: Remembering Those We Lost in 2010

We recently inaugurated Lived History, a new section of TheNation.com designed to honor, remember and pay tribute to the dearly departed who have made significant contributions to bettering our world. Each week we feature a remembrance of a member of the progressive community, either well known or more obscure, whose remarkable accomplishments demand recognition. In the process, we hope to be able to highlight and recover some of the more important but often obscure periods of our history that demonstrate the progressive tradition in American life. Here are a few of the notable individuals we lost in 2010.

Dec 30, 2010 / Lived History / The Nation

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