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The Discovery of Europe

Álvaro Enrigue The New York Review
A new book investigates the lives of the hundreds of thousands of indigenous Americans who were brought to or traveled to Europe in the sixteenth century—a story central to the beginning of globalization.

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Is the Orca Uprising Upon Us?

Orcas attack boats off the coast of Spain. The first battle in an interspecies war? Probably not, but it's a pretty neat look into how trends come and go in orca pods.

Anchors for Hope: The Benefits of Left Nostalgia

Siobhan McGuirk Red Pepper
Nostalgia is frequently invoked by the reactionary right, but it has its uses on the left. We must reach towards the stars without forgetting all that remains buried in the ground beneath our feet.

Tidbits – Aug.10, 2023 – Reader Comments: Ohio Voted!; Hiroshima – Nagasaki – Never Again!; VFX Workers Unionizing at Marvel Studios; How Policy Has Shaped Racial Economic Disparities; Films: Sacco and Vanzetti; King Coal; Cartoons; More; …

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The Writers Who Went Undercover To Show America Its Ugly Side

Samuel G. Freedman The Atlantic
In the 1940s, a series of books tried to use the conventions of detective fiction to expose the degree of prejudice in postwar America. Their books — along with Sinatra’s song and film; Richard Wright’s memoir, coincided with a surge of activism.
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