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January 28, 2008 Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    A Great Deal of Work

    Edmund Wilson's politics have long been criticized, but his views were more nuanced than you might think.

    George Scialabba

  • King’s Legacy of Change

    No single person can be the agent of change: the vision must come from all of us.

    Grace Lee Boggs

  • Hillary’s Real MLK Problem

    "Change" is this year's Democratic battle cry, but if you don't know how it happens, you're not likely to make it happen yourself.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Bugalú Sounds

    If you're curious to learn more about the bugalú, check out these five albums.

    Oliver Wang

  • Boogaloo Nights

    A new generation rediscovers the freewheeling rhythms of the Nuyorican bugalú.

    Oliver Wang

  • A Hard Man

    Paul Thomas Anderson's masterful There Will Be Blood pits an oil baron against a preacher in an epic contest of wills.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Battle Pieces

    In This Republic of Suffering, historian Drew Gilpin Faust strips from the Civil War any purpose beyond massive slaughter.

    Eric Foner

  • United We Scam

    Two new books profile the generation of counterfeiters and con men who sprouted up in Jacksonian-era America.

    Steve Fraser

  • Christianizing US History

    With House Resolution 888, the religious right seeks to rewrite American history, turning the founding fathers from deists to Christian fundamentalists.

    Chris Hedges

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