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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...

Arundhati Roy
Revolts and Rebellions

Beyond the hoopla of robust growth rates and hype about the world's largest democracy, India is beset by major revolts and rebellions over a vast area. Some, like the one...  

Edward Said
Culture & Imperialism

Imperial power is constructed on a bedrock not only of force but of culture as well. Culture provides the crucial underpinning, justification and validation of empire. Its crudest manifestation is...  

Paul Cienfuegos
Corporations vs. People

The Citizens United Supreme Court decision gave corporations a green light to secretly funnel in as much money as they want to elect candidates. The justices in their supreme wisdom...  

Eqbal Ahmad
Terrorism: Theirs and Ours

Terrorism is the scourge of the era. It is a fearsome symbol conjuring images of nasty-looking, bearded men brandishing AK-47s. The media focus only on the terrorism of official enemies...

Angela Davis
The Meaning of Freedom

The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve? Or...

Studs Terkel
Which Side Are You On?

2 CDs Historian Howard Zinn says, "You can't be neutral on a moving train." Indeed, in a time of crisis you can't sit on the fence and wait for others...

Tariq Ali
World in Crisis

2 CDs On December 17, 2010 Muhammad Bouazizi, a street vendor in a small town in Tunisia, burned himself to death. He was protesting harassment and mistreatment by state authorities....  

Alan Maass
The Case for Socialism

Socialism is a political philosophy with a singular approach to structuring the economy. In the U.S, little is actually known about it, because it has been reduced to something negative...  

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