Month: June 2022

Don’t give me truth: The pitfalls of fighting misinformation

Michael Bröning is Director of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in New York and a member of the basic value commission of Germany’s…

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<div>Built for a Supervillain</div>

Built for a Supervillain

Jacobin ranks the all-time best James Bond villain secret lairs. Getty Images Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only….

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<div>A Stunning New Chapter Begins for Amazon Warehouse Workers</div>

A Stunning New Chapter Begins for Amazon Warehouse Workers

In a staggering upset, Staten Island Amazon workers just won a union election. It’s the start of a new chapter…

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<div>At Starbucks, There Are No Workers, Only “Partners”</div>

At Starbucks, There Are No Workers, Only “Partners”

A December 2021 missive from managers at the Elmwood Avenue location of Starbucks in Buffalo, New York, after workers voted…

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<div>Hijackobin!</div>

Hijackobin!

Our favorite hijacking movies. Getty Images Sorry, this articles is available to subscriber only. Click here to subscribe.

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<div>On Canceling Writers</div>

On Canceling Writers

While certain writers or texts might fall afoul of polite society today, great writing can and will never stay canceled….

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<div>Palaces of Shelter</div>

Palaces of Shelter

The metros in Kyiv and Kharkiv — Soviet-era “palaces of the people” — have doubled as bomb shelters during the Russian invasion…

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<div>Didion on the New Left</div>

Didion on the New Left

Much of the late Joan Didion’s writing from the 1960s and ’70s is characterized by a pessimism about the New…

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How to Make the Internet a Truly Public Good

Despite being a fundamental infrastructure of the modern world, internet access everywhere is privately held and price gouged for enormous…

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<div>Sports Are Sinking in Crypto Snake Oil</div>

Sports Are Sinking in Crypto Snake Oil

The crypto takeover of European football promises to empower supporters — but in truth, it’s just marketing fluff for a giant…

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<div>57,000 Channels and There’s Nothing On</div>

57,000 Channels and There’s Nothing On

American TV once threatened to become radical and strange through the proliferation of local stations. But it wouldn’t be allowed…

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It’s Bigger Than Amazon

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What You Need to Know About Inflation

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<div>“We’re New — We Don’t Have Any Customs”</div>

“We’re New — We Don’t Have Any Customs”

Two films about the Tennessee Valley Authority stress its utopian promise and the lives that had to be destroyed to…

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<div>Voices From a Forgotten Revolution</div>

Voices From a Forgotten Revolution

The Rural Electrification Act (REA), passed in 1936 as part of the New Deal, enabled the federal government to provide…

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Belgian king’s Congo challenge: Don’t do anything to cause trouble

State visits by European monarchs are usually safe, staid affairs, full of long speeches, polite ceremonies and calls for closer…

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