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Gar Alperovitz: "The Pluralist Commonwealth"

By Gar Alperovitz, Truthout | Book Excerpt

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Ted Rall's Tales From the Crypt of Democracy: Election Thieves

By Ted Rall, Seven Stories Press | Comic Book

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Democracy: Is a Continent Too Big?

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Cartoon Killers for Romney

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Paul Ryan and the GOP's New "Dog Whistle Politics"

By Joan Walsh, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Book Excerpt

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Mike Lofgren: A Devil's Dictionary

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We All Need Heroes

By Leslie Thatcher, Truthout | Interview

America Beyond Capitalism

By Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative Press | Serialized Book

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To Disagree Is to Be Put on the Enemies List

By Howard Zinn, City Lights Publishers | Book Excerpt

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Howard Zinn Would Not Have Been Surprised by Occupy

By Matthew Rothschild, City Lights Books | Book Excerpt

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Paul Krugman: To End This Depression, What Do We Do Now?

By Paul Krugman, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. | Book Excerpt

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The World's 99% Knows Capitalism Is Failing and Believes That Change Is Possible

By Joseph E Stiglitz, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. | Book Excerpt

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Chris Hayes | 1% Pathologies

By Chris Hayes, Crown Publishers | Book Excerpt
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americabeyondcapitalism thumb

Gar Alperovitz: "The Pluralist Commonwealth"

By Gar Alperovitz, Truthout | Book Excerpt

090712-8 thumb

Ted Rall's Tales From the Crypt of Democracy: Election Thieves

By Ted Rall, Seven Stories Press | Comic Book

090712-4 thumb

Democracy: Is a Continent Too Big?

By Gar Alperovitz, Truthout | Book Excerpt

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Cartoon Killers for Romney

By Greg Palast, Seven Stories Press | Book Excerpt

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Paul Ryan and the GOP's New "Dog Whistle Politics"

By Joan Walsh, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Book Excerpt

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Mike Lofgren: A Devil's Dictionary

By Mike Lofgren, Viking Press | Book Excerpt

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We All Need Heroes

By Leslie Thatcher, Truthout | Interview

America Beyond Capitalism

By Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative Press | Serialized Book

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To Disagree Is to Be Put on the Enemies List

By Howard Zinn, City Lights Publishers | Book Excerpt

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Howard Zinn Would Not Have Been Surprised by Occupy

By Matthew Rothschild, City Lights Books | Book Excerpt

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Paul Krugman: To End This Depression, What Do We Do Now?

By Paul Krugman, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. | Book Excerpt

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The World's 99% Knows Capitalism Is Failing and Believes That Change Is Possible

By Joseph E Stiglitz, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. | Book Excerpt

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Chris Hayes | 1% Pathologies

By Chris Hayes, Crown Publishers | Book Excerpt