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Other People’s Children, Part 2: Stories in the Aftermath, or “The Hate U Give”

Jonathan Alexander Los Angeles Review of Books
The March 18 killing of 22-year old Stephon Clark by Sacramento Police once again calls our attention to the racist aspect of the problem of civilians murdered by law enforcement. Angie Thomas's award-winning Young Adult novel is among the most recent literary responses to this crisis.

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Make America Safe Again

Philip C Kolin
Is this the country where George Washington slept? Mississippi poet Philip C Kolin has his doubts.

poetry

Finding Work After War

H.C. Palmer Verse Daily
The Kansas poet H. C. Palmer, a battalion surgeon in the American War in Vietnam, addresses the effects of trauma on our war veterans.

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Marta Russel's Legacy and the Political Economy of Disability

Bridget Broderick International Socialist Review
The late Marta Russell was singular in viewing the marginalization of people with disabilities through the lens of political economy. The book's contributors offer a body of work that builds on her legacy and on the rising political insurgency of people with disabilities.

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Remaking the University

Michael Meranze Los Angeles Review of Books
This new defense of a humanities education is a must read, says reviewer Meranze, "for anyone concerned with the relationship between humanistic activity and American democracy."
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