Carey McWilliams: American prophet and editor of The Nation

May 01, 2019, 10:00 PM

We take a trip back back to the darkest days in the Cold War, when muckraking journalists, independent Marxists, trade-union rebels, freedom riders, beatniks and peace protesters all found a home at America’s Oldest Weekly, The Nation magazine.  That was the work of a great editor—who was also a great historian-- Carey McWilliams.  Peter Richardson will explain—his new book is American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams.'