Jonathan Schell
  • Programs: TomDispatch, Nation Books, Fellows

    In Memoriam: 1943-2014

    Jonathan Schell was a fellow at The Nation Institute from 1998-2014. Schell authored more than a dozen books. They include The Fate of the Earth, which received the Los Angeles Times book prize, among other awards, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Critics Award; The Time of Illusion; The Abolition; History in Sherman Park; The Real War; The Unfinished Twentieth Century; and The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, which Richard Falk in the New York Times called "the most impressive argument ever made that there exists a viable and desirable alternative to a continued reliance on war."

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Featured Work
  • The Iraq Invasion — Ten Years Later
  • Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

  • The GOP's Will to Fantasy
  • Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

  • Cruel America
  • Roars of applause for executions at the GOP debate, official approval of torture, barbaric prison conditions, obstruction of aid to storm victims and children in need — is our nation descending into barbarism? 

  • The New American Jujitsu
  • In the wake of 9/11, we have summoned up imaginary demons to spare ourselves from facing the all-too-real burdens of our time.

Featured Video
  • Jonathan Schell is interviewed on Vietnam for "La Guerra Que Sí Nos Contaron” on the Spanish television channel TVE, April 18, 2013
  • Jonathan Schell is interviewed by Charlie Rose, February 12, 2008