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Comic Art in the Academy

Paul Buhle New Politics
Once the provenance of teens, counterculturalists or authors who were fans, comics are now entrenched in academic discourse in what the essayist calls, "the theorizing of a kind of artistic poetics." The book under review ably looks at nonfiction comics as apt reflections on modern social ills.

Six Myths About the CIA

John Prados History News Network
CIA logo The biggest problem today is what the pros call “actionable intelligence.” The drive for actionable intelligence, in a climate where espionage is ineffective, may lead back to the morass of detention and interrogation.

An Island Adrift

Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada (From: Special for Punto Final)
Despite the time elapsed, almost three-quarters of a century ago, a similar text, with the same title, could be written today: “Adrift by the seas of history, without direction, without destination, goes Puerto Rico: for four and a half centuries “ Now it should be added that the situation is worse and the island, hit by fierce hurricanes, especially the most recent and brutal named Donald Trump, faces a decisive moment in its history.

This Land Is Our Land

Raja Shehadeh New York Review of Books
Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

Friday Nite Videos | November 24, 2017

How Southern Socialites Rewrote Civil War History. Stealing Is Legal! DAMNATION: New Series Trailer. Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever. Tom Lehrer | We Will All Go Together When We Go.

DAMNATION: New Series Trailer

An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, centering on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden (IMDB). On USA channel, premier Nov. 7.

Eduardo Galeano, Monster Wanted

Eduardo Galeano Tom Dispatch
The most dramatic and beautiful of writers who caught history -- the history of continents and of half-forgotten figures who struggled for what truly mattered -- in a unique fashion, in passages of hardly a page or more.

Trump's Arpaio Pardon and Nazi History

Richard E. Frankel History News Network
What message is Trump sending with his pardon of such a man? To this German historian, the implications are ominous.
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