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Staff Favorites

Noam Chomsky
Masters of Mankind

Adam Smith is routinely trotted out by pundits to justify the current economic system. Yet the Smith that is represented bares little resemblance to reality. If he were around today...  

Noam Chomsky
Human Intelligence & the Environment

As a species we humans are unique because of our intelligence. At the same time we have the capacity to defer, deny and ignore unpleasant realities. To wit: the environmental...  

Noam Chomsky
The Center Cannot Hold

About seven million households are facing possible foreclosure while Citigroup raked in almost $4.5 billion for the first quarter. Unemployment both short and long term are at levels not seen...  

Noam Chomsky
Propaganda & Control of the Public Mind

2 CDs Most people associate the term "propaganda" with totalitarian dictatorships like Iraq or North Korea. Yet propaganda, in different shapes and forms, is an important element in democratic societies....

Noam Chomsky
International Terrorism

Hypocrisy on the issue of terrorism is mind-boggling. Washington defines the discourse and the media echo the official line. When the U.S. or any of its clients engage in terrorism...

Howard Zinn
A People's History of the United States

2 CDs Howard Zinn, professor emeritus at Boston University, was one of this country's most renowned and influential historians. He helped spark a movement to reexamine what we call history....

Bill Moyers
Organize: Honoring Howard Zinn

Joe Hill, born in Sweden, emigrated to the United States in 1902, where he became a migrant laborer. When he was a dockworker in California, Hill joined the Industrial Workers...  

Stephen Bezruchka
Toward a Healthy Society

It's no secret. The poor get the short end of the stick in multiple ways. They live shorter lives and suffer from almost every social problem from lack of decent...  

Richard Heinberg
Endless Consumption: The Party's Over

The global financial crisis may mark the demise of the salad days of mindless shopping on multiple credit cards. The squeeze and contraction could have a positive effect. It can...

Zachary Lockman
A Brief History of Zionism

Zion is the name of a hill in ancient Jerusalem where King David had his palace. The term Zionism was coined in the early 1890s and applied to the Jewish...  

Dave Zirin
A People's History of Sports in the U.S.

"1968. There was never a year when the world of sports and politics collided so breathlessly," writes Dave Zirin. And nothing symbolized that year more than the iconic image of...

Richard Wolff
Casino Capitalism

F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby, his signature novel about the Roaring Twenties, wrote, "They were careless people. They smashed up things and creatures. Then they retreated back into...

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