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Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
Noam Chomsky on the long history of American intervention.
A roundtable with Randall Forsberg.
We need a system of free expression that is both old and new.
The Limits of Majority Rule
Rap poetry is full of cutting-edge linguistic innovations.
It would be simpler to burn a few magazines than to explore the economic, social, and psychological factors of which both rape and pornography are symptoms.
Anyone addressing the nuclear arms race and its consequences must begin by recognizing the
John Kenneth Galbraith
Writer, teacher, and political activist.
Grace Paley, Gail Pool, Shirley Roses
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Peter A. Diamond, Peter R. Orszag
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