Opinion

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"Cut from Plain Cloth, The 2011 Wisconsin Workers Protests"

As you turn the pages of this outstanding work, it is clear that it was complied with the same love, spirit, and determination that fueled the protests themselves.

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Jeffrey Sachs and “The Price of Civilization”

Sachs is particularly good at showing where productive value from work is going.

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"Pity the Billionaire" recounts hijacking of public opinion

Thomas Frank, ex-Wall Street Journalist turned liberal political savant, is currently the darling of the airwaves for NPR and Democracy Now fans.

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Media and power

Canadian sociologist Jeffery Klaehn has put together a penetrating collection of essays dealing with the political economy of the mass media spanning a broad range of topics.

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Left on the bookshelf: "Blacks, Reds and Russians"

There is a much less known story of another group of immigrants who sought freedom and opportunity, but it wasn't to America but to the Soviet Union that they fled.

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“Retirement Heist” shows how they stole the pensions

Three decades ago, prior to Reagan's "Republican Revolution," 40 percent of America's retirees were receiving real, defined benefit pensions.

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Finding Joe Hill in new biography

Nowhere is the romance of the Industrial Workers of the World more beautifully told than in the life and songs of its greatest troubadour, Joe Hill.

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"Why Marx Was Right": lively challenge to 10 myths

Eagleton's bright, witty book marches forward into the usual stumbling blocks erected over the decades in the environment of popular ideology and topples them.

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“Intern Nation” reality is corporate dream

Just when you thought the absurdities of capitalism couldn't be more insulting and degrading, the bosses have come up with yet another offense.

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Confronting the walking dead: John Quiggin's "Zombie Economics"

The zombie metaphor is both witty and apt when discussing how ideas about society and finance that have alarmingly failed refuse to stay dead and buried.

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