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THE DECAY OF AMERICAN MEDIA — Patrick L. Smith on the decline and fall of American journalism; Peter Lee on China and its Uyghur problem; Dave┬áMacaray on brain trauma, profits and the NFL; Lee Ballinger on the bloody history of cotton. PLUS: “The Vindication of Love” by JoAnn Wypijewski; “The Age of SurrealPolitick” by Jeffrey St. Clair; “The Radiation Zone” by Kristin Kolb; “Washington’s Enemies List” by Mike Whitney; “The School of Moral Statecraft” by Chris Floyd and “The Surveillance Films of Laura Poitras” by Kim Nicolini.
Archives from April 2005
The Art of Jailing
MARK DOW
[This essay is excerpted f...
A Tale of Two Universities
RON JACOBS
Burlington, Vermont Once upon a ...
Debtors of the World Unite!
YOSHIE FURUHASHI
The ...
Whatever Happened to the Struggle for Women’s Liberation?
SHERRY WOLF
Chicago, Illinois "BITCH&qu...
Shaking the Walls of TwinWorld™
RICHARD NEVILLE
There’s a quickening in the air, don’t you think? Oil shocks, the Warming, the Dimming, tectonic shifts, Torture Mania, War Without End, etc, which adds fuel to the religious revival. The death of a Pope is great spectacle, and the grief of his followe...
"Imagine" and the Koran
MICHAEL DICKINSON
Istanbul, Turkey Im...
Gaza: the Line of Memory and Despair
RAMZY BAROUD
Seattle, Washington I’ve k...
Students Rise Again in Québec
TOM REEVES
Right next door to the apathy that is almost universal on U.S. campuses, there has been an amazing revival of student activism unseen for decades in Québec. Yet almost no U.S. students will know anything about it because of a virtually complete black-out in...
Victoria’s Dirty Secret
JOSH MAHAN
Missoula, Montana The cat is out...
Diplomacy, Bush Style
BRIAN CLOUGHLEY
New Zealand There is sometimes a...
Will the Real Minutemen Please Stand Up?
DAVID RUSSITANO
San Francisco, California ...
One Zimbabwe or Another
MICKEY Z
New York City Is it me or is the...
Fear and Art
STEPHANIE McMILLAN
Chicago, Illinois I admit that i...
“I am Joaquin”
RODOLFO "CORKY" GONZALES
I am Joaquin, Lost in a world of confusion, Caught up in a whirl of a gringo society, Confused by the rules, Scorned by attitudes, Suppressed by manipulations, And destroyed by modern society. ...
No Child Left a Dime
BILL GLAHN
Springfield, Missouri "All ...
The Passing of a Legend
JORGE MARISCAL
San Diego, California When in th...
Jeffrey Sach’s Milllennium Plan
JERZY MANKOWSKI
Brodnica, Poland As an economist...
Right-to-Know in Mexico
TALLI NAUMANN
Silver City, New Mexico ...
Red States Rebellion
KARYN STRICKLER
Bethesda, Maryland ...
Aussie Press Under the Empire of Murdoch
ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN
Sydney, Australia During last ye...
What You Should Know About Bank One’s New Daddy
JESSICA PUPOVAC
Chicago, Illinois Now many Chica...
The Flattened Economy of the Rocky Mountain West
PAT WILLIAMS
Missoula, Montana The economy of the Rocky Mountain West, particularly in the states of the Northern Rockies, has thrived because of our burgeoning middle class. For more than half a century pe...
"Once We were Ruled by a Dictator; Now We are Ruled by Clowns"
SAUL LANDAU And FARRAH HASSEN
Pomona, CA / New York City Two n...
Supporting the Troops, While Opposing Their Actions
JOSHUA FRANK
Albany, New York On Saturday Nov...
Challenging the Empire
VIRGINIA RODINO
Washington, DC At the end of las...