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“When Government Helped”: Comparing FDR and Obama

Just reading the notes at the end of every chapter is an education. The writers' research is deep and wide.

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Today in history: Fidel turns 89, poem by Che

"If iron stands in our way, we ask for a sheet of Cuban tears to cover our guerrillas bones on the journey to American history . . . "

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Today in history: Actor-activist Martin Sheen celebrates his 75th birthday

Martin Sheen has stated, "While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive."

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"Race to Revolution" a must-read on U.S.-Cuba history

"Race To Revolution: The United States And Cuba During Slavery And Jim Crow" should be read especially now, as relations are renewed with Cuba.

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"JFK and the Unspeakable" is "convincing portrait" of Kennedy

This is the only book on the assassination recommended by the Kennedy family.

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Cher: "If Trump's elected I'm moving to Jupiter"

Cher described him as a bigot with an ego the size of Texas.

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“American Relief Aid and the Spanish Civil War”: a unique perspective

Context is central to any historical narrative. This is certainly true regarding the Spanish Civil War.

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Third “Yes Men” film is great...and “Revolting”

The third film about the prankster activists who call themselves The Yes Men, is being released this weekend across the country.

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A would-be Gorbachev in the People’s Republic: “The Chinese Mayor”

This film is an insider's look at Geng Yanbo, the reform-minded mayor of Datong, one of the People's Republic of China's most polluted cities.

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The fetishism of commodities: "Mad Men," capitalism, and its discontents

What made "Mad Men" arguably the greatest dramatic series in American TV history is that there was a method to its madness. 

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