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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - October 9, 2018

Far Right Courts; Indigenous Climate Defense; Rightwing Think Tanks; Kochs Under of the Radar; Blacklist; Cruelty is the Point

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Resisting the Juristocracy

By Samuel Moyn
October 5, 2018
Boston Review

Because of the cult of the higher judiciary, Democrats find themselves facing an all-powerful institution set to impose its will on a majority of Americans who would decide things differently.

By Justin Catanoso
October 2, 2018

Indigenous communities must be better protected and given title and tenure to the lands where they have lived for centuries.


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The Increasing Irrelevancy of the Conservative Think Tank

By Jason Stahl
September 17, 2018
In These Times

The Heritage Foundation’s star is falling—and left think tanks are on the rise.


How the Koch Brothers Built the Most Powerful Rightwing Group You've Never Heard Of

By Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Caroline Tervo, Theda Skocpol
September 26, 2018
The Guardian

Americans for Prosperity is a little-known, billionaire-funded organization that has pushed US politics to the right. How did it happen?

How the Communist Blacklist Shaped the Entertainment Industry
As We Know It

By Carol A Stabile
October 9, 2018
Literary Hub

"Avoid anything that could be construed as progressive or risk never working in television again."

The Cruelty Is the Point

By Adam Serwer
October 3, 2018
The Atlantic

President Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.