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