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Pollitt wins for commentary

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Katha Pollitt won the National Magazine Award today for commentary for her columns in the Nation (the complete list of winners and more detailed citations). The three columns submitted are online: God Changes Everything, Backlash Babies, and As Miss World Turns. There is also an exchange with Christopher Hitchens who she beat out for the award.

The jury wrote, “Katha Pollitt is a proudly reconstructed feminist, yet one who never shies from noting weaknesses and contradictions in conventional thinking about women?s issues and other issues of social importance. Her ability to combine wit and passion in a forceful argument is a model of concise commentary. These are gems of polished writing.”

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