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Food for the mind!

August 2020

Unfortunately, we are still mid-pandemic. Fortunately, there’s lots of good stuff to watch, listen to, and read. Here’s an internationalist selection.

In defense of the US Postal Service

August 2020

Why federal bailouts for airlines and cruise lines, but not for the postal service? Perhaps the strongly unionized, multiracial nature of its workforce figures into the answer.

Fall of the Berlin Wall, 30 years on

December 2019

It wasn’t really about the “death of communism.” It was about the failure of Stalinism, to which capitalism has hardly been an answer to celebrate.

Nazi militias down home

August 2019

Written in 1995 after the Oklahoma City bombing, this article explores how fascist-inspired “patriots” are created.