Category: Review

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Kim Scipes: A family history of organizing

Review of A Great Vision: A Militant Family’s Journey Through the 20th Century, by Richard March

Andy Piascik: Book Review

Witness to the Revolution repeatedly underscores how much vitriol some had to endure as elites attacked both the messengers and the message in the student, vet, Black Power and anti-war movements.

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Paul Mason: One of the greatest political memoirs ever?

Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis review

Ernie Tate: Review: “I Am Not Your Negro”

A meticulously woven story of the civil rights movement at a critical juncture in its history, expressed in the marvelous words of James Baldwin

Chris Slee: Chasing the Scream

The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

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Vincent Emanuele: The CIA and Saddam

One of my best friends, and someone I served with in the United States Marine Corps, sent me John Nixon’s book, Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein. I found Nixon’s reflections a bit redundant, but also quite fascinating. His politics are unclear, but his worldview and ideology is wholly committed to the concept of American Read more…

E.J. Spode: Tom Wolfe’s Reflections on Language

Tom Wolfe’s most recent book, The Kingdom of Speech, is a literary Sharknado of error and self-satisfaction, with borderline racism and anti-Semitism mixed in. It careens between being hilariously bad and tragically bad. It is irredeemable

Bill Meyer: I Am Not Your Negro

“I hope this film will help rephrase what is called the race conversation, which deep down is a class conversation”

Brian Martin: A look at the newest additions to the nonviolence canon

Interest in nonviolent action is greater today than it ever has been. This is reflected in the number and sophistication of nonviolent campaigns, in media coverage and popular understanding — as well as a spate of new books, several of which were published last year. Decades ago, really good books in the area were uncommon. Read more…

Eleanor Bader: A Review of In Motion

In Motion provides a vivid glimpse of a world that no longer exists

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