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The Birth of Black Power

Stokely Carmichael and the speech that changed the course of the civil rights movement

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The Birth of Black Power

Stokely Carmichael and the speech that changed the course of the civil rights movement

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The China Model

Its economic success and rejection of democratic values have engaged leaders across the globe

Putin’s Potemkin Paradise

The troubling appeal of Russia’s blend of political repression and bourgeois comfort

Jacques Barzun and Friend

What did a distinguished historian, and possibly a great man, see in an unkempt young

Natural Magic

Modern medicine's roots in alchemy, astronomy, and the apothecary shop

Unsentimental Education

Mary Ware Dennett’s quest to make contraception—and knowledge about sex—available to all

The China Model

Its economic success and rejection of democratic values have engaged leaders across the globe

Putin’s Potemkin Paradise

The troubling appeal of Russia’s blend of political repression and bourgeois comfort

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