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    The Secret History of G.I. Joe (Part 1)

    Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and making war in children's culture.[The following excerpt, from Tom Engelhardt’s book, The End of Victory Culture, is posted with permission from the University of Massachusetts Press, and originally appeared at Tom Dispatch.]1. The First Coming of G.I. JoeIt was ...

    The Pre-Revolutionary Clown

    Five thousand people streamed through the streets of Manhattan. The crowd marched against the stream of traffic: It made it harder for the NYPD to follow them. Some carried briefcases and umbrellas, having been caught up in the throng on their way home from work or during an afternoon stroll. ...

    The Candle Doesn’t Own the Cake and Other Green Wisdom

    Carl Safina’s new book The View From Lazy Point is a font of environmental wisdom on the natural world and all that affects it, including human behavior, economics, religion, and science. An ecologist who wrote the sea conservation classic Song for the Blue Ocean, Safina in his new book ...

    Are Hipsters Really the End of Western Civilization?

    That culturally ubiquitous slice of youth culture known as hipsters now finds itself under the microscope of the always provocative Adbusters. The magazine’s latest issue—and, to some extent, its overall editorial mission—is predicated on the alleged cultural malaise of the past 50 ...

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