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The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy's new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, reveals the contours of power in India today.

Mario Savio

The man who helped spark Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement fifty years ago would have championed today’s activism, from the Dreamers to Occupy to Ferguson.

Farm Landscape (c. 1970), by Albert York

The eloquent silences of  Albert York and Judith Scott.

Pakistani troops in North Waziristan following an operation against the Taliban

Why does the Pakistani military pick unwinnable fights?

Emirati attendees wait in front of an image of the city’s skyline in Dubai.

Joseph O’Neill’s Dubai novel, The Dog.

Propaganda, Deed: Ferguson protesters in downtown Washington, DC, December 5

A riot is a riot because it is not simply a message.

Language

Is our language broken and suddenly in need of repair?

Lily Tomlin and Richard Pryor in 1974

Behind Richard Pryor’s jokes and barbs was a man yearning to be free.

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What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Americans today are a lot more familiar with his presidency than they think they are.

December 3, 2014

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November 21, 2014

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November 14, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Eric Alterman reminded us that the so-called “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall. Some things haven’t changed much.

November 12, 2014

Need some reading suggestions? See below for recommended reads from our brilliant group of fall interns:

November 12, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

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November 6, 2014

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November 3, 2014

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October 27, 2014