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"Race to Revolution" a must-read on U.S.-Cuba history

"Race To Revolution: The United States And Cuba During Slavery And Jim Crow" should be read especially now, as relations are renewed with Cuba.

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"JFK and the Unspeakable" is "convincing portrait" of Kennedy

This is the only book on the assassination recommended by the Kennedy family.

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Cher: "If Trump's elected I'm moving to Jupiter"

Cher described him as a bigot with an ego the size of Texas.

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“American Relief Aid and the Spanish Civil War”: a unique perspective

Context is central to any historical narrative. This is certainly true regarding the Spanish Civil War.

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Third “Yes Men” film is great...and “Revolting”

The third film about the prankster activists who call themselves The Yes Men, is being released this weekend across the country.

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A would-be Gorbachev in the People’s Republic: “The Chinese Mayor”

This film is an insider's look at Geng Yanbo, the reform-minded mayor of Datong, one of the People's Republic of China's most polluted cities.

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The fetishism of commodities: "Mad Men," capitalism, and its discontents

What made "Mad Men" arguably the greatest dramatic series in American TV history is that there was a method to its madness. 

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A flawed documentary, "Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson"

Why doesn't "Visions" deal with this controversy that spurred Hawaiian protesters to march in the streets?

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U.S. role in global politics featured at Full Frame 2015

Following up on the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, we now look at three films addressing the U.S. role in Asian countries.

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"The Americans": Exploring lesser and greater evils

The finale is titled the date of President Reagan's famous Evil Empire speech to the National Association of Evangelicals.

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