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Ramsey Clark

Remembering Ramsey Clark

by Mark Green | May 1, 2021 | Culture, Politics

Ramsey Clark, former attorney general under Lyndon Baines Johnson and progressive civil rights attorney who ran twice for U.S. Senate from New York, died at 93 in his Manhattan home on April 9, 2021. Mark Green—on the staff of both the 1974 and 1976 campaigns—recalls the experience of trying to combine Clark’s principles with New […]

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what if

by Claudia Rankine | Apr 29, 2021 | Culture, Race

  what if i What does it mean to want an age-old call for change not to change and yet, also, to feel bullied by the call to change? How is a call to change named shame, named penance, named chastisement? How does one say what if without reproach? The root of chastise is to […]

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Reverend William Barber

Addressing Biden and Harris, Reverend Barber Calls For a Third Reconstruction

by Reverend William J. Barber II | Mar 5, 2021 | Culture, Race

  The Reverend William Barber II, the civil rights leader who is considered the heir to Martin Luther King Jr., was asked by President Biden and Vice President Harris to deliver the homily at the Inaugural prayer breakfast, held at the National Cathedral on January 21. The following is the text of his sermon. Lord, […]

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24 Principals of Design

How to Design the World

by Will Novosedlik | Feb 24, 2021 | Culture

  In his 2017 bestselling novel American War, Egyptian-Canadian journalist and first-time novelist Omar El Akkad imagines a near future in which America has been torn apart by climate change, two civil wars, and a decade-long plague. North Africa and the Arab world have merged into a new superpower called the Bouazizi Empire, with its […]

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American Kompromat

by Craig Unger | Feb 19, 2021 | Books, Politics

  The ascent of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States in 2016 did not take place in a vacuum, nor did his grab for unprecedented executive power that far transcend democratic norms. Starting back in the Soviet era, the KGB and its successors methodically studied various components of the American body politic […]

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