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    An Unfinished Revolution

    A former student activist reflects on a life of dissent. Standing in CJ Brune’s cavernous library on the south side of Lawrence, Kansas, it’s hard not to get caught up in history. Along with hundreds of books on everything from Afghan geopolitics to radical feminism, the walls are adorned ...

    Teenagers in Space (The Secret History of G.I. Joe, Part 2)

    How warfare reentered childhood  [The following excerpt from Tom Engelhardt’s book The End of Victory Culture is posted with permission from the University of Massachusetts Press. Part 1, “The Secret History of G.I. Joe (Part 1),” can be found by clicking here.This essay originally ...

    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 Myth of Journalism’s Golden Age

    The crisis in journalism today shouldn't obscure mainstream media's long history of masking the truth and acquiescing to power. From the Vietnam War to credit default swaps to climate change, in many ways American journalism brought crisis on itself. This article originally appeared at ...

    So Many People Died

    This post originally appeared at TomDispatch. Pham To looked great for 78 years old. (At least, that’s about how old he thought he was.) His hair was thin, gray, and receding at the temples, but his eyes were lively and his physique robust -- all the more remarkable given what he had lived ...

    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. ...

    From the Stacks: The Mindfulness Bell

    Teeming with Buddhist reflections on the modern world, the Mindfulness Bell, encourages readers to “dwell deeply in the present moment, to be aware of what is going on within and around us.”Buddhist incantations are rife throughout the magazine: “Breathing in, I see the goodness inside ...

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