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Aziz Z. Huq
Brazil's Spiritists, and their hero Chico Xavier, redefine religion.
The Trouble with Black Power Revisionism
Randall L. Kennedy
The Politics of American Apocalypse
“What should be the starting point for twenty-first-century thought?”
The assumption of female vulnerability threatens to invigorate the sexist evils it aims to combat.
Rikki Ducornet's Deep Zoo
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On Larry Siedentrop's Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism.
Can Richard Trumka Save the Labor Movement?
Amy B. Dean
More birds appear. Bending against the cold, I watch, name, and name again.
Scientists have discarded the moral authority that previously accrued to their vocation.
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