Opinion

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Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, darkest and best of series yet

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" is the best of the Harry Potter movies to date.

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“The Backlash”: eye-opening field trip to the far right

"The Backlash" takes us on a trip to the strip-malls, mountain hollows and exurban living rooms where reactionary populism takes root and grows.

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Hitch-22: When the left moves right

In lining up with Bush on the war in Iraq, the former Nation columnist shocked the left, and his militant atheism has inspired animosity on the right. Still, in his memoir Hitchens comes off as a man of principle.

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FDR and the New Deal for Beginners

This collaboration between a progressive historian and an underground comic artist brings the New Deal's politics and radicalism to life in a relevant time.

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“The Girl” is tough and mean

Meet Lisbeth Salander, standing 5 feet tall and 88 pounds, she is the toughest and meanest gangster movie protagonist to date.

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José Saramago, Nobel author, Communist, mourned in Portugal

An estimated 20,000 mourners, including Portugal's Socialist prime minister and the leader of the Portuguese Communist Party, attended Saramago's funeral in Lisbon on Monday.

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From mystery to history: summer reading suggestions

We polled some of our writers for suggestions on great reads and their favorite sources for books and here are some of their suggestions.

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Americans get fired for nothing

Book Review: "Can They Do That? Retaking Our Fundamental Rights in the Workplace"

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‘The Book Thief’ and ‘Red Orchestra’ offer anti-Nazi lessons

It was the Mexican historian George Santayana who said those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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Essential reading for labor, community activists

"A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape The American Labor Movement" — a review.

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