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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States — Taking a look at our real history

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz is, as its subtitle says, a “revisioning (of) American history,” revealing as it does the ugly truth of U.S. expansion as it swept across the continent (“from sea … Continue reading

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The Ugly American

In 1958, Eugene Burdick and William J. Lederer wrote a book that became a multi-million copy bestseller for its exposé of American arrogance, incompetence, and corruption in Southeast Asia. The book’s title, “The Ugly American” became iconic for the way … Continue reading

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