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The Economics of Irreconcilability

Joyce Mao Positions Politics
The new cold war resounds with echoes of the old one, including geopolitical maneuvering and proprietary competition over technological innovations.

The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime

Ariel Gold, Medea Benjamin Jacobin
The cyberattack on an Iranian nuclear facility, reportedly by Israeli intelligence, is the latest gambit from the coalition of Israeli leaders, Christian fundamentalists, and hawkish Washington neocons who want to block a US return to the JCPOA

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The Kidnapping Club

David Rosen New York Journal of Books
As this book shows, writes reviewer Rosen, “the slave trade persisted in New York in the decades before the Civil War because the city was the capital of the Southern slave economy.”

America Through Nazi Eyes

Omer Aziz Dissent
The most radical Nazis were the most aggressive champions of U.S. law. Where they found the U.S. example lacking, it was because they thought it was too harsh.
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