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What We Can Learn From the Pacifist Movement Against World War I
Although they failed to keep us out of the war, they organized effectively in conditions frighteningly similar to our own.
Theo Anderson
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We Hunted Down the 10 Best Films of 2016
From the Iranian mystery Fireworks Wednesday to the German black comedy Toni Erdmann, this year's stand-out films were far off the beaten path.
Michael Atkinson
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The High Priest of the Church of Trump
How Stephen Bannon is using evangelical narratives to spread the gospel of Trumpism.
Theo Anderson
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The First Hippies
The new book Rebel Crossings showcases a small band of feminist utopians who came to America to try something new.
Jane Miller
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CNN’s New Book Is a Master Class in How Not to Cover an Election
The news network's instant retrospective on the Trump-Clinton race is as vacuous as their initial coverage was.
Chris Lehmann
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This Christmas, Go See a German Comedy About Consulting. No, Really.
Filmmaker Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann takes a wise and whimsical look at the struggles women face in the corporate world.
Michael Atkinson
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The Android Manifesto: Finding Marx in Westworld
The HBO drama is a surprisingly astute tale of alienated labor and false consciousness.
Eileen Jones
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Dissident-Poet on the Lam: A New Film Captures Pablo Neruda’s Year as a Fugitive
Pablo Larrain's Neruda follows the love-poet-cum-Communist-dissident in a cat-and-mouse chase with the Chilean government.
Michael Atkinson
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The Problem With Cancer Memoirs
Popular accounts ignore the underlying race and class dynamics that determine vulnerability to the disease.
Margaret Garb
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Sci-Fi Iraq: Authors Envision Their Country in 2103, a Century After the U.S. Invasion
In a new collection, Iraqi writers explore their nation's future, and ridicule their former occupiers.
M. Lynx Qualey
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Brexit, Trump and What We’ve Failed To Learn From the 1930s
Perhaps dark undercurrents rest beneath every society, waiting for a depression or a demagogue to unleash them.
Jane Miller
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Thomas Friedman’s Latest Book Is a Tour Through His Troubled, Neoliberal Mind
We read 500 pages of corporate platitudes and ungainly metaphor so you don't have to.
Chris Lehmann
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The Hairdresser of Plaistow
The happy, often glamorous life of the man who cuts my hair.
Jane Miller
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A Brief History of the Right’s Racist Hate: From 1885 to Trump
The road to Trumpism is paved with scapegoats.
Theo Anderson
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From Collection to Community: The Transformation of Detroit’s Iconic, 30-Year Public Art Project
The Heidelberg Project is being partly dismantled, but hopes to live on as an artistic community.
Leyland DeVito
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Inside the Tax-Avoidance Racket of “Wealth Management”
A sociologist's new book reveals how the ultra-rich starve public coffers and undermine democracy.
Chris Lehmann
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The Stories We Live By: Why the White Working Class Votes Conservative
In Strangers in Their Own Land, sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild travels south to study what gives conservative ideology its power.
Theo Anderson
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Big Data Isn’t Just Watching You—It’s Making You Poorer
Cathy O’Neil's new book, Weapons of Math Destruction, shows mathematical models aren't free of ideology.
Pankaj Mehta
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Walking While Black
Encounters with police in New York City.
Garnette Cadogan
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In Ixcanul, Guatemala’s First-Ever Oscar Entry, Feminism Erupts in a Small Mayan Community
Filmed entirely in Kaqchikel, Jayro Bustamante’s new movie explores a clash between reproductive rights and tradition.
Michael Atkinson
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Can There Be a Party of the Left in Britain?
Party brass may not like it, but Jeremy Corbyn's popularity could herald a new era for Labour.
Jane Miller
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Werner Herzog Wants To Know: “Does the Internet Dream?”
In Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, the septuagenarian filmmaker explores online gaming, self-driving cars and soccer-playing robots.
Michael Atkinson
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James Baldwin’s Many Heirs
In the essay collection The Fire This Time, a new generation of black writers keeps Baldwin's flame alight.
Erin Aubry Kaplan
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Sim City and the Worst Ways to End Homelessness
The neoliberal mindset doesn't compute with ethical public policy.
Rebecca Burns
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