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Legalizing Tyranny
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The U.S. judicial system routinely provides unfair trials and coerces defendants—often poor people of color, and often innocent—into accepting plea deals that call for brutally long sentences.

American Psychosis
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The barrage of lies from demagogues such as Donald Trump creates profound cognitive dissonance among the population that ends in a nationwide collective mental illness.

Illuminating the Darkness in the Age of Despair

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In a U.K. commencement speech, the author urges grads to "confront the poisonous authoritarianism that is emerging in many countries today." (Pictured, an anti-Trump march in London.)

American Psychosis
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The barrage of lies from demagogues such as Donald Trump creates profound cognitive dissonance among the population that ends in a nationwide collective mental illness.

The Intellectuals We Abandon
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The late political philosopher Sheldon Wolin explicated the mechanisms of control and manipulation used by the powerful But those who most need to read his work have been left in darkness by an academy that has turned its back on the oppressed and caters to the elites (Pictured, Wolin and James Baldwin, right) The late political philosopher Sheldon Wolin explicated the mechanisms of control and manipulation used by the powerful).

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