Saturday, December 22, 2012

Eleven progressives we lost in 2012.

And an eleventh, as noted in The Economist: Oscar Niemeyer.

The rich and famous gave him work, so he refused to be embarrassed by his palace-and-casino-building. But he was prouder of the 300 schools he designed in Brazil, all different, to surprise and inspire the poor with beauty.

The Nation's ten remembrances share a unifying theme of progressivism.

Remembering Ten We Lost in 2012, by Peter Rothberg (The Nation)

Lived History is 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 prominent or obscure, whose remarkable accomplishments demand recognition. In the process, we hope to highlight and recover some of the more important but often un-noted periods of our history that demonstrate the progressive tradition in American life. Here are a few of the notable individuals we lost in 2012.

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