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Thank God Almighty We Are Free At Last

The Selling of “Free Trade” and Levi’s Children are both accounts of what happens and what must happen when a man-made and highly dynamic abstract entity called capital is given God-like powers, and allowed if not encouraged to move from one nation to another with impunity.

Waltzing With the Ghost of Tom Joad

In the past decade, the various outlets of the mass media have reminded Americans at every turn about how we are living in an unprecedented era of prosperity, unique in our nation’s history.

Race In Brooklyn

The legacy of slavery is written onto the streets of Brooklyn. Lefferts, Boerun, Meserole, Skillman, Pierrepoint—these and many more street names commemorate influential local families who held slaves.

Seasons of the Woolf

“My God, how does one write a Biography?” The question is Virginia Woolf’s, and she grappled with it throughout her lifetime. She kept the most detailed of diaries, and many of her introspective novels are literary tapestries of experiences and memories.


The Brooklyn Rail


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