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William vanden Heuvel worked for both William Donovan and Bobby Kennedy and was very close to Jimmy

Carter, Andrew Young, Victor Navasky and Paul Newman. This hardly qualifies him as some sort of William Casey

CIA clandestine type just because he headed the same foundation as Casey but at a much different time. And yes

worked for Averill Harriman when he was Governor of New York State, but he also advanced the cause of Brown vs.

Board of Education in the State of Virginia and was much opposed by the racist, radical right for that effort and

others like it. He was also active in investigating conditions in the State of New York penal system. He worked closely with my uncle Charles W. Yost when they both were affiliated with The United Nations and vanden Heuvel

actually wrote a chapter in the new book about Yost recounting his recollections of their work at the UN both together and separately. vanden Heuvel was a close friend of both JFK and RFK and he is still alive today. His daughter

Katrina is Editor of The Nation magazine and she is following in her father's liberal footsteps. He would in fact support every effort to find out who killed his close personal friends JFK and RFK in my honest opinion and so would his daughter.

Willial Jacobus vanden Heuvel (born April 14, 1930) is an attorney, former diplomat, businessman and author. He is the father of Katrina vanden Heuvel, longtime editor of The Nation magazine.

Education

Vanden Heuvel was born in Rochester, New York and attended public schools in New York. He is a graduate of Deep Springs College and Cornell University. At Cornell Law School, he was editor-in-chief of Cornell's law review. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1952. He joined Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Irvine as an Associate in 1952, his first law firm.[1]

Career background

As an early protégé of Office of Strategic Services founder Wild Bill Donovan, vanden Heuvel served at the U.S. embassy (1953-1954) in Bangkok, Thailand as Donovan's Executive Assistant. Afterward, in 1958, vanden Heuvel served as Counsel to New York State Governor Averell Harriman.

He became U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's assistant in 1962 and was involved in Kennedy's 1964 and 1968 political campaigns. As special assistant to Attorney General Kennedy, vanden Heuvel played the key role in court orchestrating the desegregation of the Prince Edward County school system in Virginia. This action expanded the scope of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.[2]

In 1965 he joined Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, as Senior Partner, where he practiced international and corporate law. He is currently Senior Counsel to the firm.

In the 1970s, vanden Heuvel, as Chairman of the New York City Board of Corrections led a campaign to investigate conditions in the city’s prison system. He has had a lifelong involvement in the reform of the criminal justice system.

He served as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as Ambassador to the European office of the United Nations in Geneva during the Jimmy Carter Administration.[3]

Vanden Heuvel has held directorships in a number of public companies. They include: the U.S. Banknote Corporation, Time Warner, Inc., and the North Aegean Petroleum company, and others. Since 1984 he has been a Senior Advisor to the investment banking firm Allen & Company.[4]

Currently he is a director of the American Austrian Foundation and Co-chairman of the Council of American Ambassadors. Since 1984 vanden Heuvel has been Chairman of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Governor and former Chairman of the United Nations Association, and has written extensively on the United Nations and American foreign policy.[5]

Books

vanden Heuvel, William, editor. The Future of Freedom in Russia, Templeton Foundation Press (2000), ISBN 1890151432.

vanden Heuvel, William. On his own: Robert F. Kennedy, 1964-1968, Doubleday (1970), ASIN B0006DXOGI.

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NNDB/Soylent Communications web page.

Elenor Roosevelt Papers web site.

John F. Kennedy Library National Archives web site.

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) web page.

American Austrian Foundation web site.

External links

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

History News Network, debating FDR and World War II.

FERI, "America, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust," speech (1996).

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_vanden_Heuvel"

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William vanden Heuvel worked for both William Donovan and Bobby Kennedy and was very close to Jimmy

Carter, Andrew Young, Victor Navasky and Paul Newman. This hardly qualifies him as some sort of William Casey

CIA clandestine type just because he headed the same foundation as Casey but at a much different time. And yes

worked for Averill Harriman when he was Governor of New York State, but he also advanced the cause of Brown vs.

Board of Education in the State of Virginia and was much opposed by the racist, radical right for that effort and

others like it. He was also active in investigating conditions in the State of New York penal system. He worked closely with my uncle Charles W. Yost when they both were affiliated with The United Nations and vanden Heuvel

actually wrote a chapter in the new book about Yost recounting his recollections of their work at the UN both together and separately. vanden Heuvel was a close friend of both JFK and RFK and he is still alive today. His daughter

Katrina is Editor of The Nation magazine and she is following in her father's liberal footsteps. He would in fact support every effort to find out who killed his close personal friends JFK and RFK in my honest opinion and so would his daughter.

And here is a summary of his daughter's accomplishments. She is the Editor of The Nation.

It is ironic to note that the article questioning her bona fides mentions she graduated from Princeton, as if that were some sort of sign of anti-Liberalism or pro CIA proclivities, but fails to disclose that her Summa Cum Laude thesis was on McCarthyism. Do you think she sang the praises of Senator McCarthy and supported everything he said or did? Anyone who continues to question her bona fides should perhaps talk to Peter Norton, the creator of Norton Utilities who is part owner of The Nation along with Paul Newman. I know Peter Norton but I do not personally know Paul Newman.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

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Katrina vanden Heuvel (born October 7, 1959) is the editor, part-owner, and publisher of the liberal magazine The Nation. She has been the magazine's editor since 1995 and a frequent guest on numerous television programs. Vanden Heuvel is a self described liberal.

Awards

Katrina vanden Heuvel is a recipient of Planned Parenthood's Maggie Award for her article, "Right-to-Lifers Hit Russia." The special issue she conceived and edited, "Gorbachev's Soviet Union," was awarded New York University's 1988 Olive Branch Award. Vanden Heuvel was also co-editor of Vyi i Myi, a Russian-language feminist newsletter.

She has received awards for public service from numerous groups, including The Liberty Hill Foundation, The Correctional Association and The Association for American-Russian Women. In 2003, she received the New York Civil Liberties Union's Callaway Prize for the Defense of the Right of Privacy. She is also the recipient of The American-Arab Anti-discrimination Committee's 2003 "Voices of Peace" award. Vanden Heuvel is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and she also serves on the board of The Institute for Women's Policy Research, The Institute for Policy Studies, The World Policy Institute, The Correctional Association of New York and The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

Personal

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor and publisher of The Nation magazine.

She is also an owner of The Nation, being one of a handful of investors brought together in 1995 by then-Editor Victor Navasky in a for-profit partnership to buy the magazine - then losing $500,000 a year more - from investment banker Arthur Carter. This group of investors included, among others, former Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chairman Alan Sagner, novelist E.L. Doctorow, actor Paul Newman and Peter Norton, computer software creator of Norton Utilities.

Born in 1959, vanden Heuvel studied politics and history at Princeton University, writing her senior thesis on McCarthyism. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1981. She worked as a production assistant at ABC Television. According to a Princeton alumni publication, during her Junior year she had already worked "as a Nation intern for nine months after taking the 'Politics and the Press' course taught by Blair Clark, the magazine's editor from 1976 to 1978" and "returned to The Nation in 1984 as assistant editor for foreign affairs."

Her father William vanden Heuvel served between 1953 and 1954 as executive assistant to William Joseph Donovan, founder of the Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)), during Donovan's tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Thailand. By the early 1960s vanden Heuvel was a special assistant to New York Governor Averill Harriman and then to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy. In 1976 Bill vanden Heuvel was chairman of Jimmy Carter's New York primary campaign committee. Following Carter's victory, vanden Heuvel served from 1979 until 1981 as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador. Today he sits on the board of the United Nations Association-USA and several other organizations.

Her mother is Jean Stein, a renowned editor.

In 1988 Katrina vanden Heuvel wed New York University history Professor Stephen F. Cohen, an expert on the Soviet Union. They have one daughter, Nicola.

In 1989 vanden Heuvel was promoted to The Nation's editor-at-large position, responsible for its coverage of the USSR. In 1990 she co-founded Vyi i Myi ("You and We"), a quarterly feminist journal linking American and Russian women. She also did reporting for the Moscow News. In 1995, vanden Heuvel was made editor of The Nation. She and Navasky moved aggressively to expand The Nation via radio, the Internet, books and other synergistic opportunities.

Vanden Heuvel's latest book is Taking Back America: And Taking Down the Radical Right (co-authored with Nation Contributing Editor Robert L. Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future); it is published by Nation Books.

She and her husband are co-editors of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (Norton, 1989) and editor of The Nation: 1865-1990, and the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001.

She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on MSNBC, CNN, PBS, and ABC. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

Her weblog (thenation.com) is called "Editor's Cut".

Bibliography

Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers 1990, co-authored with Stephen F. Cohen (ISBN 0-393-30735-2)

A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy, and September 11, 2001 2002, edited by Katrina vanden Heuvel (ISBN 1-56025-400-9)

Taking Back America: And Taking Down the Radical Right 2004, edited by Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert Borosage (ISBN 1-56025-583-8)

Dictionary of Republicanisms: The Indispensable Guide to What They Really Mean When They Say What They Think You Want to Hear 2005 (ISBN 1-56025-789-X)

References

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The Nation Bio

Katrina vanden Heuvel's campaign contributions

"Tomdispatch Interview: Katrina vanden Heuvel, the Media on Speed", April 20, 2006.

vanden Heuvel's blog at the Huffington Post

Katrina vanden Heuvel's blog "Editor's Cut" at The Nation magazine

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