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Predatory Capitalism

The Two Faces of Empire

Greg Grandin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books
Greg Grandin

Over the years, mad Ahab in Herman Melville's most famous novel, Moby-Dick, has been used as an exemplar of unhinged American power, most recently of George W. Bush's disastrous invasion of Iraq. But what's really frightening isn't our Ahabs.

Gingrich Is Now a Socialist, and Other Lessons From New Hampshire

Ethan Rome | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In the debates and campaign ads leading up to the New Hampshire primary a new strain of Republican politics has suddenly surfaced -- a brand of compassionate capitalism that, were it to come from President Obama, Newt Gingrich would describe as socialism.