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Readers’ Views, Nov.-Dec. 2013, Part 2

Readers’ Views from the Nov.-Dec. 2013 N&L: SYRIA AND WORLD POLITICS; WARS PAST AND PRESENT; PHILOSOPHY AND MASSES; PRISONERS READ & SPEAK Continue reading

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Detroit 1967: ‘Law and order’ from the barrel of a gun

“Abolish the slums!” was so clearly and loudly the demand of the Negro Revolt in every single part of the country–North, South, East, West–that even President Johnson couldn’t pretend not to have heard it. In words, the President even claimed that that was part of his “war on poverty.” Hadn’t he asked for rat control, and hadn’t Congress denied him even that piddling sum? … As Commander-in-Chief he need not plead. He orders, and his orders were clear and unequivocal: 1) Shoot first… Continue reading

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Historic roots of far Right threat to U.S.

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya Historic roots of far Right threat to U.S. Editor’s Note: Originally the lead article in the June-July 1964 issue of News & Letters, this article analyzed … Continue reading

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