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Against the Grain - April 30, 2008 at 12:00pm
In her book "Torture and the Twilight of Empire," the sociologist Marnia Lazreg argues that torture is essential to the imperial project, particularly when the empire is in decline.

Against the Grain - April 29, 2008 at 12:00pm
Immanuel Wallerstein discusses, in this second of a two-part interview, what the USSR's collapse meant to the US.

Against the Grain - April 28, 2008 at 12:00pm
Influential scholar and writer Immanuel Wallerstein argues that the US was the sole global superpower from 1945 to around 1970, after which US hegemony went into decline. Part 1 of 2.

Against the Grain - April 23, 2008 at 12:00pm
Chris Carlsson discusses his new book Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today!

Against the Grain - April 21, 2008 at 12:00pm
Ellen McLaughlin talks about her play "The Trojan Women," inspired by Euripides's classic anti-war tragedy. And Sara Shelton Mann and Jo Kreiter discuss the works they've contributed to; FOR THE RECORD: Dancers Debate the Body Politic

Against the Grain - April 16, 2008 at 12:00pm
Michael Klare discusses his new book <i>Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy.</i>

Against the Grain - April 15, 2008 at 12:00pm
Susan Greenbaum criticizes federal policies that disperse public housing residents in the name of reducing poverty. And radical historian Eric Hobsbawm discussed socialism, democracy, Poland, and the USSR in a 1981 Pacifica..

Against the Grain - April 14, 2008 at 12:00pm
Eyal Press examines the abortion debate and traces the rise of the evangelical anti-abortion movement in his book <i>Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America.</i>

Against the Grain - April 9, 2008 at 12:00pm
The geographer Saed Engel-Di Mauro discusses soil degradation and its impact on agriculture and the environment. And Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch talks about a historic lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador.

Against the Grain - April 8, 2008 at 12:00pm
Co-editor William Minter and contributor Lisa Brock discuss the new book "No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000."

Against the Grain - April 7, 2008 at 12:00pm
Jen Angel, author of <i>Becoming the Media: A Critical History of Clamor Magazine,</i> talks about the lessons that can be gleaned for media and left institutions from the experience of the radical publication Clamor.

Against the Grain - April 2, 2008 at 12:00pm
There is no stable working class under capitalism, contends Yale scholar Michael Denning. He looks at how global labor has been represented, and emphasizes the importance of wageless people to the project of resisting ...

Against the Grain - April 1, 2008 at 12:00pm
In his new book "Chechnya: The Case for Independence," Tony Wood, an assistant editor at New Left Review, examines the historical relationship between Russia and Chechnya and makes an argument for Chechen self-determination.

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