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Statistics: The Real Lost Generation

“American teens and young adults have never, since record-keeping began, done worse in the job market than in the past decade,” writes economist Jeff Madrick in Harper’s Magazine.

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Laurent Beccaria and Patrick Saint-Exupéry

The editor and publisher of the French journal XXI show that in France and America, journalism is not dead—though the common wisdom is trying to kill it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Andrew Cockburn

In reporting on decades of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Harper’s Magazine’s Washington editor fully uncovers a mass destruction and murder scheme on a Napoleonic scale.

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‘How the Mass Killing of Egyptian Islamists Is Being Justified in America’

Supporters of Egypt’s recent military coup from America’s left and right are performing “intellectual contortions” to justify “the mass killings of Islamists in the name of democracy,” Ken Silverstein writes at Harper’s Magazine. And “[t]he common denominator is that the killers were seen as pro-Western.”

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 READ MORE



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The Digital Attack on Fellow-Feeling

A philosopher’s keynote speech on the subject of reading delivered at the annual meeting of the Writers’ Union of Canada in May and republished in the August issue of Harper’s Magazine contains startling figures that connect a rise in society-wide online activity with a drop in empathy and a rise in “narcissistic-personality disorder” in younger generations.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Our God of Imagination

In his latest “Easy Chair” column, Harper’s Magazine contributor Thomas Frank sarcastically eviscerates the business class’ most prized literary genre: creativity.

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE



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How the Media’s Experts Became Better Than You

The job of corporate news pundits is to appear to say true and important things without attaching those views to themselves or their employers, writes Thomas Frank in the April issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Why We Still Fear Vaccines

Writing in Harper’s Magazine, author and mother Eula Biss places the common American fear of vaccination within a history of religion and midwifery, the anxieties of social class, “debates over the integrity of science” and the decision whether to vaccinate her own son.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE


Pity the Bamboozled and Confused

“Every problem that the editorialists fret about today will get worse,” Harper’s Magazine columnist and author Thomas Frank told an audience in November. “Inequality, global warming, financial bubbles, one after another. But it won’t matter. On America will go, chasing the only ideology that our country has left, down into the seething Arcadia of all against all.”

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Liberals Back to Giving Obama a Pass

“Now that Obama appears poised to push substantial parts of Social Security and Medicare over the ‘fiscal cliff’—in exchange for a paltry, largely symbolic, increase in the top marginal income-tax rate—we might ask whether liberals will once again rise to Obama’s defense, no matter how indefensible his actions,” writes John R. MacArthur, publisher of Harper’s Magazine.

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The Angry White Attitude Toward Minorities

A “toxic mix of rage and delusion, and its concomitant sense of oppression, have become the defining political features of much of white America today,” writes Harper’s Magazine columnist Kevin Baker, on observing the conservative reaction to the re-election of President Barack Obama this week.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Maybe He Can’t

While admitting the gravest of the president’s left-wing betrayals, Kevin Baker over at Harper’s Magazine gives one of the more sober and compelling arguments for the continued support of Barack Obama in the 2012 election, but also raises the question of whether the man even wants the office.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 READ MORE


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