Victor Navasky was the editor of The Nation for many years. He is the author of Kennedy Justice. His book Naming Names about the Hollywood blacklisting era won the National Book Award in 1982. He said, “It was Walter Cronkite who used to end his nightly newscasts by saying, ‘That’s the way it is.’ “Well, I wanted to put out a magazine which would say: ‘That’s not the way it is at all. Let’s take another look.'” He died in 2023.