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By Chris Hedges -- The use of vast global resources against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks presages a dystopian world where anyone who exposes corruption, lies and crimes of power will be branded a terrorist.The use of vast global resources against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks presages a dystopian world where anyone who exposes corruption, lies and crimes of power will be branded a terrorist.

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Truthdig was honored to have been the home of the author and iconoclast Gore Vidal since 2006 In addition to publishing a multitude of essays on our site, Vidal participated in a number of interviews on a wide range of subjects, including US elections, Cuba and solar power In a tribute to his memory, and to celebrate his life, we present to you a collection of essays, interviews, photos and stories about the amazing Gore Vidal Truthdig was honored to have been the home of the author and iconoclast Gore Vidal since 2006 .

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Mike Rose notes that no one in power is asking fundamental questions about the purpose of education and whether much-hyped reforms might do more harm than good.No one in power is asking fundamental questions about the purpose of education and whether much-hyped reforms might do more harm than good.

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Getting a grip on the economic catastrophe that rocked the country during the fall of 2008 is no easy feat, what with so many players, back-room deals, bills, upswings and meltdowns to consider. Updated

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Truthdig is excited to collaborate with Capzles.com on a unique new way of telling a story – in this case, about VP hopeful (and, yes, possible president) Sarah Palin – using video, audio and text "moments" along an interactive timeline.

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The Bush administration's domestic spying program has depended on the willing participation of America's telecommunications giants, and all but one, Qwest, were willing to comply. Truthdig contributor Onnesha Roychoudhuri investigates the complex world of national security and regulation to find out whether Qwest's extraordinary bad luck in recent years has been more than a coincidence -- and what it means for what's left of your privacy.

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