Kristian Williams is the author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America and American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination.
Culture
The Best Police Money Can Buy
In the Fox series APB, police misconduct doesn't exist, and privatization and technology can fix any problem.
Feature
Orwell’s Defeats
A new book of letters offers a glimpse at the man behind the reputation.
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The Legacy of Anarchy Comics
A new volume revisits the series that breathed new life into the genre.
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‘Two Wasted Years’: Orwell at the BBC
Some at the BBC fear commemorating George Orwell because he was 'too left-wing.' They probably shouldn't bother anyway.
Feature
Black Classics Reborn, Graphically
Artists draw African-American literature, from Du Bois to Hurston, in a new Graphics Classics volume.
Feature
Exclusion Zones
Policing public space—with deadly results—in Portland, Ore.
Culture
Wedding Bells & Jail Cells
The gay rights movement must be about more than the fight for marriage equality.
Culture
Palestine Revisited
A brilliant new book redraws Gazan history.
Culture
Good Grief
Opaque prose aside, Judith Butler's new book asks crucial questions about how we tolerate state-sanctioned death.
Feature
Counterinsurgency 101
General Petraeus says he thinks the war in Iraq is winnable. His recent manual suggests otherwise.
Dispatch
Undercover Cover-Up
Was a Portland attorney the target of the NSA domestic spying program?
Dispatch
Torturers R’ Us
President Bush denies reality