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After 9/11

The limits of remembrance

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The Albany handshake

Lulus, do-nothings, and the machinery of the state

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Tyranny of the Test

One year as a Kaplan coach in the public schools

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Run Like Fire Once More

Chasing perfection at the world’s longest footrace

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Meet the New Boss

Man vs. machine politics in Brooklyn

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Grand Old Inquisitor

The Republican Party’s gift of innocence

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Devil’s Work

Secret doings at the Queens Museum of Art

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II. As a weapon in the hands of the restless poor

Earl Shorris was a regular contributor to Harper’s Magazine from 1972 until his death in 2012. In 1995, he founded the Clemente Course for the Humanities, a ten-month-long academic program…

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September 1997

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