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A Brief History of the War

Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer Beloit Poetry Journal
“Ours in an old war,” says the poet Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer. “It has a beard and calls itself Uncle.”

A Brief History of Ben & Jerry’s Political Ice Cream Flavors

Sarah Todd Quartz via Secret Breakfast Newletter
Ben & Jerry's is know for its outspoken advocacy on issues ranging from climate change to economic inequalityn and also for expressing its social values in the form of limited-edition frozen desserts.

Comic Books as Propaganda

Hank Kennedy New Politics
The author is strongest when he deals with the government’s direct attempts to influence public opinion through comics either through the Writers’ War Board (WWB) of World War II or the creation of propaganda comics during the early Cold War.

Karl Kautsky on Democracy and Republicanism

Rida Vaquas Prometheus
Karl Kautsky was once the world's leading Marxist theoretician, but his reputation dimmed after World War I. On the occasion of the publication of a newly translated volume of his writings, reviewer Vaquas offers a reassessment.

The Chitlins Question

Mecca Bos Taste
For some black families, chitlins are essential. For a younger generation, the polarizing dish is a dirty trick.