John Cort, R.I.P.

When John C. Cort, the writer, editor, activist, husband of sixty years and father of ten, and self-proclaimed Christian socialist died last month in Massachusetts at the age of ninety-two, his family included in the Mass program an illustration of John as Don Quixote. The image had appeared in the January 1991 El Ciervo, the Spanish equivalent of Commonweal published in Barcelona, and it captured John’s idealism, his tenacity and...

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Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of Commonweal.