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Five Turning Points in the Evolution of Wine

Christopher Howard Sapiens
Anthropologists have helped uncork the fascinating history of winemaking—from drunken primates to Stone Age seed domestication to intoxicating religious rites.

When Did the Ruling Class Get Woke?

Ishan Desai-Geller The Nation
A conversation with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò on his new book Elite Capture, which investigates the co-option of identity politics and the importance of coalitional organizing.

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Radical Justice

Dana Dunham The Chicago Review of Books
This 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner in history is a tale of crime, racism, power, and the conflict between punitive and restorative justice in settler-colonial North America.

Friday Nite Videos | May 6, 2022

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For Religious Right, Abortion Was a Means to Power. Alyssa Milano | Abortion Rights. Happening | Movie. Days of the Theocracy. Covid-19: Where It Came From, and Why There Are More To Come.

W.E.B. DuBois’ Abolition Democracy

Gerald Horne The Nation
What distinguished DuBois' close study of slavery and Reconstruction (and does so even today) was its Marxism. Black Reconstruction was his first extended effort to shine Marxism’s sweeping floodlight on the tortured history of his homeland.

Alyssa Milano | Roe v. Wade and Abortion Rights

'[Roe v. Wade] is the only thing standing between us and a world where women are criminalized for bodily autonomy.' Alyssa Milano breaks down the history of abortion rights in the U.S. and what's at stake

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