Beginning with founding editor Michael Williams (1924-38), Commonweal has enjoyed a great deal of continuity at the top of the masthead. Perhaps most remarkable in this regard was Edward S. Skillin, who joined the staff in 1933, bought the magazine in 1938, and remained as editor and then publisher until 1998. James O’Gara, who succeeded Skillin, served as managing editor and then editor from 1952 to 1984. A similar dedication to the magazine has been a...
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