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The True Flag

by Stephen Kinzer

How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. For more than a century we have debated with ourselves. We can’t even agree on the question.

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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

by Coretta Scott King as told to the Reverend Dr. Barbara Reynolds

As a faithful teenager, it was hard for me to reconcile the lessons of Christian living I learned in church with the way whites who also called themselves Christians behaved toward us.

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Whether he wishes to be or not, Donald Trump is the epitome, not only of white innocence and white privilege, but of white power, white rage, and yes, even of white supremacy.

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For the United States, trading with China not only saved but helped shape the new republic. America’s discovery of the China market was integral to the rise of the United States.

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In 2011, Fartaag was quietly relieved of his duties. He left Somalia in a hurry and proceeded to publish, in forensic detail, allegations of grotesque corruption that he said he’d uncovered during the years he’d worked at the heart of government. He wasn’t just making vague allegations. In the tax year of 2009–10, he said that precisely $72,725,000 in foreign bilateral assistance had been “stolen.”

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We had made history and run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country—a campaign that would, in a very profound way, change America.

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Given Burgess’s reputation as a promiscuous homosexual and traitor, many close to him in his life subsequently distanced themselves. Letters were destroyed or certainly not made available. Burgess did keep letters in an old guitar case — for blackmail rather than sentimental purposes — but these disappeared into the MI5 archives after his disappearance in 1951.