The Progressive lost a loyal, longtime subscriber two months ago, and the peace movement and the feminist movement lost a creative voice. Her name was Erena Rae. A graphic designer and artist, Erena Rae used her talents to denounce poverty, the death penalty, and war (and, in her last few years, the Bush Administration), and to promote disarmament, to foster compassion, and to champion feminism.
John Kenneth Galbraith, the embodiment of Democratic liberalism, died on April 29. For more than two decades he served on The Progressive’s Editorial Advisory Board, and we are saddened by his passing, and we will miss his words of piquancy.