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A Regional Reign of Terror

Eric Foner The New York Review
Most Americans now grasp that violence was essential to the functioning of slavery, but a new book excavates the lesser known brutality of everyday Black life in the Jim Crow South.


Putinism’s Defeated Opposition

Aleksandra Simonova Dissent
In a new collection, Ilya Budraitskis provides a trenchant analysis of the ideological underpinnings of Putin’s Russia and the domestic political groups that have opposed his government.

The Meaning of African American Studies

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor The New Yorker
The discipline emerged from Black struggle. Now the College Board wants it to be taught with barely any mention of Black Lives Matter.

Florida and Texas, the Far-Right Axis

Luisita Lopez Torregrosa Texas Observer
Both helmed by conservative governors, the two states represent radically different futures for the country.
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