How the U.S. Created the Afghan War—and Then Lost It

By Anand Gopal

The Haqqani Network became the United State's greatest obstacle during the Afghan War.

As a Woman and Political Prisoner of Iran

By Shahrnush Parsipur

In the 1980's, Iran's fundamentalist government took many political prisoners from those who supported the old monarchy, or advocated greater freedoms. The author is one woman who was imprisoned for her beliefs.

How Revolution Became an Adjective

by Lewis Lapham

Political revolt and the accumulation of more.

American Prankster: Benjamin Franklin

By Kembrew McLeod

Benjamin Franklin was a founder in the field of American wit, as his rivalry with "Poor Richard's" competitor Titan Leeds shows.


The Pentagon's Phony Budget War

by Mattea Kramer

The DoD cuts that didn't actually happen.

The Reparations of History

by Greg Grandin

What the modern world owes slavery.

Documenting Darkness

by Tom Engelhardt

Anatomy of a thug state.

Reclaim Hope: Reflecting on the Occupy Movement

By Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox

Co-authors Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox reflect upon the Occupy movement and how many of the protestors at the Occupy sites share a common desire to reclaim hope in the American Dream.

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