Norman Cousins

American Writer, Editor, Peace Advocate, World Federalist
Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism
1960. 1962, 1965 AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

birthdate: June 24
Union Hill, New Jersey

For forty years, as editor of Saturday Review, Norman Cousins was able to help influence world thought on some of the most important issues facing humanity -- environmental issues, world peace, global governance, justice, freedom, holistic health and nuclear disarmament. He served as president of United World Federalists and as the first cochair of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE). As an unofficial citizen diplomat he helped convince the United States and the Soviet Union to sign the Soviet-American nuclear test ban treaty. The many awards he received for his dedication to a better world include the Eleanor Roosevelt Peace Award, the Family of Man Award, the United Nations Peace Medal and the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism.

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