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‘The Putin Interviews’: An Excerpt


Oliver Stone (right) conducted a series of meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a documentary. Read an exclusive excerpt from the director’s new film and book here.

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Oliver Stone Hopes ‘The Putin Interviews’ Can Ease U.S.-Russia Relations


In a series of historic conversations, the filmmaker humanizes the Russian president while examining the current state of tension in the new Cold War. (Above, the cover of Stone’s new book.)

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Structures of Power and the Ethical Limits of Speech


Can free speech be isolated as an absolute value when any practice of freedom is affected by the social and political context of today’s unequal power relations?

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Noam Chomsky Looks at How the System Is Rigged to Ensure That Corporations Always Win


The philosopher’s new book, “Requiem for the American Dream: The Ten Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power,” is a primer in his analysis of the faults of the American political and economic system.

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How Our Worlds Are Decided for Us From Behind the Computational Curtain


On websites like Facebook, our selves are not more free; they are more owned. And they are owned because we are now made of data.

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What Is Sex For?


In his new book, “The End of Patriarchy,” Robert Jensen says that sex plays a variety of roles, but in a just society, people should not be bought and sold for sexual services.

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Why Big Organizing Works


What we learned from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and many other movements is that far more people are willing to step up if you ask them to do something big to win something big.

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Call to Save the Planet Is Just as Timely Now as It Was Four Decades Ago


“We must love one another and care for one another as best we can, and we must organize.”

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Chris Hedges Unmasks American Empire in ‘Unspeakable’


In this new book, the award-winning Truthdig columnist discusses taboo topics in America—including his experience as a radical war correspondent at The New York Times—with fellow journalist David Talbot.

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‘Trump Unveiled’ Reveals the Big Con of Donald Trump’s Presidential Run


With his casino background, the Republican nominee is an expert at attracting gamblers—people who are willing to throw the dice with the illogical hope it will make their lives better.

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