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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Obama's hometown takes Washington
How the left learned to be helpless
The idea that there is a competitive “private sector” in America is appealing, but generally false. No one hates competition more than the managers of corporations. Competition does not enhance…
By Andrew J. Bacevich, in the August 15 issue of Commonweal. Bacevich is a professor of international relations at Boston University and the author, most recently, of The Limits of…
Scenes from the uprising
The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act
The best and the brightest blow it again
From a lecture delivered in January at the Gorée Institute, in Senegal. Breytenbach’s essay “Mandela’s Smile” appeared in the December 2008 issue of Harper’s Magazine. First it was the voice. It…
Few men are so disinterested as to prefer to live in discomfort under a government which they hold to be right, rather than in comfort under one which they hold to be…