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Against the Grain - October 27, 2004 at 12:00pm
Beyond Neoliberalism...

Against the Grain - October 26, 2004 at 12:00pm
You're skeptical of this, I'm skeptical of that -- but what does skepticism really mean? Michael Shermer, director of The Skeptics Society, discusses the history, approach and applications of ...

Against the Grain - October 25, 2004 at 12:00pm
Inside the Maquiladoras. Workers at the assembly plants in Mexico known as maquiladoras face many challenges: low wages, monotonous tasks, management demands, and an unsolved crime wave known as the ...

Against the Grain - October 19, 2004 at 12:00pm
Chasing Che. He's a revolutionary hero and a cultural icon, but who was Ernesto "Che" Guevara, really? His early travels have been chronicled in the film The Motorcycle Diaries; Che's ...

Against the Grain - October 18, 2004 at 12:00pm
The Road to Post Capitalism II. How should the left integrate immediate, daily struggles with the long term goal of systemic change? Can the left come up with a coherent understanding of electoral ...

Against the Grain - October 13, 2004 at 12:00pm
Resisting Colonization. The current occupation of Iraq is only the latest attempt by Western imperial powers to dominate the region, according to Tariq Ali. The acclaimed political analyst, novelist...

Against the Grain - October 12, 2004 at 12:00pm
Despair Not! Times are tough. There's war and destruction all around us. Nonetheless, says activist and author Rebecca Solnit, the future is uncertain, and hope can get us through hard times and ...

Against the Grain - October 11, 2004 at 12:00pm
The Road to Post-Capitalism...

Against the Grain - October 6, 2004 at 12:00pm
Waking from a Dream. What if we are all living an illusion? What if the frenetic, anxious way we pass our days, grasping at things, pursuing this or that, is nothing more than a form of self-...

Against the Grain - October 5, 2004 at 12:00pm
The Politics of Self-Delusion. Why are so many working class and poor Americans on the right when it goes against their economic interests? Thomas Frank argues that blue collar people have been ...

Against the Grain - October 4, 2004 at 12:00pm
Why is a discussion of race and race-related issues largely absent from this election year's national dialogue? Political scientist Robert Smith, an expert on African American politics, shares his ...

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