Opinion

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Chris Hayes’ “Twilight of the Elites” explodes meritocracy myth

But the critical mechanism of "exploitation" so central to a meaningful, class-based analysis is completely absent.

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A book for Labor Day: "Playing Bigger Than You Are - A Life In Organizing"

This Labor Day workers will be marching and highlighting union and election struggles around the country. After the marches, it might be a good time to kick back and read a good book by a leader in those fights.

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What does it take to “Rebuild the Dream”?

In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.

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Left on the bookshelf: "Vision and Communism"

Students of art and anthropology, as well as Soviet history, would find this book to be a valuable addition to their personal library.

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Book review: "Woody, Cisco and Me"

This seems a good time to review a remarkable book that covers one of the least-discussed periods of Woody's life.

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Capitalism is an irrational system

What explains this attachment to policies that leave the U.S. and Europe in stagnation and could well throw the world into a deep depression?

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“Arab Spring, Libyan Winter” has timely lessons for NATO summit

A timely new book, "Arab Spring, Libyan WInter," provides a short, information-rich guide to what the NATO controversy is all about.

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The rich hurt you and me every day, new book reveals how

99 To 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking The World And What We Can Do About It, by Chuck Collins, helps readers gain a mastery over the practical politics of attacking inequality.

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Class struggle boils over

The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.

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Deadly Spin - an inside account of insurance industry lies

Wendell Potter, a former top health insurance public relations executive, warned the Senate committee overseeing health care reform not to believe a word insurance companies said.

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