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Writers Under Surveillance

By Muckrock

"The FBI files on Hannah Arendt, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin and a dozen famous writers have a lot of stories to tell, and over the past eight years the MuckRock team has been digging through them.

"Today, we're excited to tell those stories in a new format: a 400-page volume that brings the most funny, frightening, poignant, and provocative tales about the intersection of surveillance and freedom to life, as told through those primary source documents."

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Posted on September 18, 2018

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
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Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Writers Under Surveillance

By Muckrock
Their FBI files revealed.

Posted on September 18, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book Censored In Illinois Prisons

By The Uptown People's Law Center
Lawsuit alleges violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

Posted on September 13, 2018

Hothouse Earth Co-Author: 'People Will Look Back On 2018 As The Year When Climate Reality Hit'

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams
Though the warnings are chilling, there is still time for humanity to act.

Posted on September 11, 2018

From "Let's Fucking Kill Him" To "We're In Crazytown," The Most Disturbing Excerpts From Bob Woodward's New Book On The Trump White House

By Jake Johnson/Common Dreams
"If one-tenth of it is accurate, we are, in a very real sense, in the midst of a national emergency."

Posted on September 5, 2018

Technology Hasn't Killed Public Libraries - It's Inspired Them To Transform And Stay Relevant

By Danielle Wyatt and Dale Leorke/The Conversation
Libraries have deliberately sought to change perceptions of themselves from spaces of collection to spaces of creation.

Posted on August 27, 2018

Four Centuries Of Trying To Prove God's Existence

By Lloyd Strickland/The Conversation
The great unforeseen consequence.

Posted on August 17, 2018

Arne Duncan, Unreliable Narrator

By Aaron Pallas/The Hechinger Report
He's not a politician, he admits, but he has strong opinions about public policy, bolstered mainly by vignettes and anecdotes. A good story goes a long way, and issues often rise or fall on the policy agenda as much on the basis of stories as on hard evidence. This is the essential contradiction of Arne Duncan: He claims to be driven by data, but he prefers a good story.

Posted on August 13, 2018

Think Confederate Monuments Are Racist? Consider Pioneer Monuments

By Cynthia Prescott/The Conversation
Most early pioneer statues celebrate whites dominating American Indians.

Posted on August 8, 2018

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BOOKS - Writers Under Surveillance.

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