Category: Review

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Paul Street: Beyond “Selma”

The really untold or at least badly under-told story about Martin Luther King, Jr. is that he was a democratic socialist who was remarkably unimpressed by the legislation his movement passed in 1964 and 1965

Sikivu Hutchinson: Dissing DuVernay and the Lessons of Selma

Selma reminds young people that historical change does not spring from the exceptional actions of visionary individuals but from collective action

Peter Maass: How Clint Eastwood Ignores History in ‘American Sniper’

Just a few pages into “American Sniper,” Chris Kyle used an epithet to describe the Arabs on the wrong side of his gun scope. “A lot of people, myself included, called the enemy ‘savages,’” he wrote. “I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, but because I believe the world is a Read more…

Lansana Gberie: VS Naipaul and Africa

How can one sum up Naipaul’s long, almost obsessive, engagement with Africa, a continent he clearly does not like?

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Richard Falk: Terrorism, Torture, and the Problem of Evil in Our Time

A look st Confessions of a Terrorist: a novel by Richard Jackson

Zaid Jilani: ‘Selma’ Portrays the True Martin Luther King Jr

A Radical Despised by the Political Establishment

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Edward S. Herman: Justice Belied

Edward S. Herman Reviews a book on the “Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice

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Danny Schechter: Voices From The Ghosts of Vietnam Are Being Heard Again: Which Should We Listen To?

It’s been nearly 40 years since what the American media called “The Fall of Saigon” and the Vietnamese referred to as the Liberation. I saw it then as the Fall of Washington

Liam Flenady: Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s ‘The Era of the People’

‘Citizens’ revolution’ and ecosocialist vision

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Staughton Lynd: The Wobblies in their Heyday

Review of The Wobblies in their Heyday:  The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era, by Eric Chester

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