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The Scary Third Meaning of Freedom

Felicia Wong, Michael Tomasky, Jefferson Cowie The New Republic
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Jefferson Cowie on the deep, twisted roots of American oppression

A Good Life Rule for Leftists: Never Talk to the FBI

Michael Myerson Jacobin
Being a leftist — or worse, a child of leftists — in the mid-20th century meant constant harassment from the FBI. From my childhood in the 1940s and ’50s through the upheavals of the ’60s, I only told them one thing: take a hike.

Prelude to Tax Day

H Patricia Hynes Portside
On Tax Day, there’s more than one elephant in the room, and they’re all in mansions.
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