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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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When Democracy Isn’t Popular  

Trump’s admiration for despots is by now well known. But why do a majority of Filipinos still support President Rodrigo Duterte—even as they fear someone close to them will be killed in his drug war?



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Peace on Paper  

Division still rules politics in Northern Ireland. But some organizers are working to reach across the walls.





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Them That Has, Gets  

There is no starker measure of inequality in the United States than net wealth—and over the last four years, the divide has only grown.



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Why Trump Won Rural America  

Almost a year later, pundits are still struggling to understand why Trump won so handily in rural America. The answer lies in the failure of the political system to address, or even acknowledge, small-town economic struggles.



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Out From Sanctuary  

Eleven months ago, Javier Flores gathered a few belongings and moved into a Philadelphia church basement to take sanctuary from a looming deportation order. Today, he is free.








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