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Utopian Tomorrow or Yesterday’s Dream?

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Utopian Tomorrow or Yesterday’s Dream?

By Steve King ×

The United Nations Security Council turns 70. Is its mission a thing of the past?
Stiffed, Again

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Stiffed, Again

Essay by Michelle Dean ×

Michelle Dean on what Susan Faludi's study of masculinity and resentment can tell us about our current moment....
The Myth of the Mad Monk

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The Myth of the Mad Monk

By Steve King ×

Did Grigori Rasputin foretell his own assassination a century ago?
Island Kings

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Island Kings

By Steve King ×

Five years ago, Kim Jong-un took over control of the North Korean government, after the death of his father Kim Jong-il. Much has changed in the isolate country, but much remains the same.
Resisting Erasure: Ryan Berg and How a Book Becomes Outreach

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Resisting Erasure: Ryan Berg and How a Book Becomes Outreach

by Amy Gall ×

The author of "No House to Call My Home" discovered that his book tour was about much more than reading aloud. Profile by Amy Gall.
Overcoming Invisibility: Mychal Denzel Smith in Conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry

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Overcoming Invisibility: Mychal Denzel Smith in Conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry

Posted by Miwa Messer ×

"If we're actually invested in this idea of freedom, if we're actually invested in a politics of liberation, how are we going to leave people out?" The author of "Invisible Man, Got the Whole...
Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

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Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

By Melissa H. Pierson ×

There's a science to making the modern soldier. Do we need a science for turning them back into civilians? Melissa Holbrook Pierson reads new books from Mary Roach and Sebastian Junger.
“The Rich World Has Turned Its Back”

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“The Rich World Has Turned Its Back”

By Steve King ×

Fifteen years ago this week, the United Nations designated June 20th as an annual marker of concern for the world's refugees, currently numbering 60 million.
“No Construction without Destruction”

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“No Construction without Destruction”

By Steve King ×

Remembering the terror and turmoil of China's Cultural Revolution, fifty years on.
Terror and Fantasy

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Terror and Fantasy

By Steve King ×

Five years ago this week, Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbotabad, Pakistan.
The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

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The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

A legendary journalist pries into the stories behind the story. Review by Peter Lewis.
Our Eviction Epidemic: Matthew Desmond and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

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Our Eviction Epidemic: Matthew Desmond and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

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The author of "Evicted" talks about his new book and how a wave of home loss is altering America, perhaps permanently. A conversation with Adrian Nicole LeBlanc.