James Finn, who served as a Commonweal editor from 1955 to 1961, died on March 20, 2002 in New York City. Jim remained a good friend as well as a steady contributor to these pages long after he left the staff. In his years at Commonweal, his editorials ranged from religion to literature to politics to foreign affairs. And it was in foreign affairs and issues of war and peace that Finn distinguished himself as editorial director first at...
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