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John Lewis

Remembering John Lewis

by Andrew Cohen | Aug 18, 2020 | Obituary

John Lewis lived long enough to see the arc of the moral universe bend toward justice and then bend back again toward the grave injustices we see today. He lived long enough to see a Black president of the United States and then a white supremacist in the Oval Office, long enough to see the […]

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Norma Birnbaum

Norman Birnbaum, 92, Bronx-Born Adviser to Heads of State and Champion of Secular Jewish Values

by Sidney Blumenthal | Apr 23, 2019 | Obituary

The American sociologist and journalist Norman Birnbaum died in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 4, 2019. A prolific author and revered scholar, Norman was an adviser to leading politicians on both sides of the Atlantic. His life and work were shaped by the seminal events of the 20th century, from the rise of the Nazis to […]

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