Washington Monthly founder Charles Peters has died at the age of 96.
Peters, who was born in 1925, founded The Washington Monthly in 1969 in an effort to create a different type of magazine that focused on policy rather than party. The magazine was designed to inform and engage citizens, and featured articles from writers such as Jimmy Carter, Strobe Talbot, and Ralph Nader.
Peters’ goal was to create a magazine with an independent voice that could cover important policy issues and bring a critical eye to the government’s actions. Throughout its existence, The Washington Monthly has provided a platform for diverse views on topics like civil rights, foreign policy, and environmental and economic policies.
Peters was an advocate for justice and social change throughout his life, volunteering with civil rights groups in Chicago and serving as the executive director of the Campaign for Economic Democracy in California.
Peters will be remembered as a pioneer in independent journalism and as a relentless advocate for social justice.