Voters wait in line to cast ballots at an early polling site, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in San Antonio. Friday is the last day of early voting in Texas. The polls will reopen on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Chris Hedges – Defying the Politics of Fear

No social or revolutionary movement succeeds without a core of people who will not betray their vision and their principles. They are the building blocks of social change. They are our only hope for a viable socialism. They are willing to spend their lives as political outcasts. They are willing to endure repression. They will not sell out the oppressed …

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Tom Engelhardt – Three Exceptional Facts About America

Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph in Washington, Eastern Europe was freed, Germany unified, and the Soviet Union vanished from the face of the Earth? At that epochal moment, six centuries of …