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Contemplating the State of Things on Thoreau’s 200th Birthday

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Henry David Thoreau is one of the founding fathers of American activism and civil rights as well as science and environmental writing. Clearly my own life and career are inspired by my own reading of Thoreau. I mean I got…

Setting the Record Straight on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Western pioneer and cowboy myth is huge, but not so much from the Native American perspective. By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – There are two kinds of people in the world. Which kind are you? Do you like reading the pretty little patriotic myth? Or would…

So Newhouse Gave Us Trump: Now They Will Profit by Taking Him Down?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Media Incest On Display: Will Anyone Notice? The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – On the eve of the Republican convention in Cleveland Ohio, a remarkable thing happened. No, not another police shooting. Not just a tell all article about Donald Trump. It is an event…

Don’t Miss the Bus

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – The American South is conservative. This is repeated so often that it resembles church liturgy uttered without thought to display adherence to a creed. But it won’t bear examination. The civil rights movement sprang from the South and convulsed the whole country, which…

Karl Popper on Democracy: The Open Society and its Enemies Revisited

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Editor’s Note: In 1988 The Economist invited the philosopher Karl Popper to write an article on democracy. It appeared in the issue of April 23rd that year and made the case for a two-party system. As America’s presidential race begins, we are republishing it, below. The first…

Amazon and Hachette Face Off in E-Book Price War

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Guest Editorial Amazon Books Just before World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book. This was a time when movie tickets cost 10 or 20 cents, and books cost $2.50. The new paperback cost 25…