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Booked: The Ideology of Cheap Stuff  

What do Black Friday, chicken nuggets, and Christopher Columbus tell us about the history of capitalism? We ask Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, authors of the new book A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things.











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A Short History of American Empire  

Stephen Kinzer is one of the few mainstream voices reminding Americans of our imperial identity. In The True Flag, he takes us back to where he thinks it all began—1898, when the U.S. political class pushed off on the quest for global domination.



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The Politics of Comparison  

Chris Hayes’s A Colony in a Nation seeks to elevate the Movement for Black Lives by placing it on a par with the American Revolution, but his analysis carries troubling implications.





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