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Heinrich Himmler: A Life

Heinrich Himmler: A Life

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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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Poems From the Pond

Peggy Freydberg’s sharp sense of humor and observation are at odds with this book’s presentation.

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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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In Some Cases of Elder Abuse, Banks Facilitated Financial Exploitation

Legal guardians appointed for the elderly don’t always have their wards’ interests in mind and are able to steal thousands with the support of judicial and economic systems. 

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‘Finks’ Explores the Blurred Line Between Propaganda and Literature

The collaboration between the CIA and some of the world’s most acclaimed writers is investigated in this gripping new book.

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One Way or Another, Everything Changes

From the author of “The Shock Doctrine,” here is the introduction to Naomi Klein’s new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.”

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All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power

In this excerpt from her best-selling new book, Nomi Prins writes about the period during the administration of Lyndon Johnson when bankers began to move away from the president as they saw their global ambitions hemmed in by the Vietnam War.

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In the War Against Apartheid

Alan Wieder’s new biography chronicles husband-and-wife South African Freedom Fighters Ruth First and Joe Slovo.

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‘Midnight,’ Mother, Love

Truthdig is pleased to present this excerpt of Sister Souljah’s new novel, “Midnight and the Meaning of Love,” in which Midnight, a young fighter and family man from Brooklyn, sets out to find his kidnapped wife, Akemi, while keeping his mother and little sister safe back home.

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