October 31, 2004

Peter Gabriel 2: Scratch,
Peter Gabriel

Posted at 03:48 PM

Peter Gabriel has always been among my favourite song-writers and performers. There may be no one in the music industry who has been as consistently progressive, subversive and creative in his politics, art and delivery. This album, his second solo...

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October 30, 2004

The Greatest Natives from the North,
War Party

Posted at 12:58 PM

I haven't cared much for rap, however, the strongest political statements in music today seem to be coming from this genre. This disc originated in the Great White North, ironically enough, and represents an Aboriginal point of view....

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October 14, 2004

Development as Freedom,
Amartya Sen

According to reviews I've read, be prepared to question your understanding of "freedom." Consider which freedom is the most valuable: to speak freely or to feed your family. For example, in dealing with enemies (say, Pol Pot, or Maoist China),...

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October 06, 2004

Voices of a People's History of the United States,
howard zinn, anthony arnove

The long-awaited primary-source companion to A People's History of the United States. For this new book, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies -- speeches, letters, poems, songs, memoirs, protests -- from our rich history of resistance. Here, in their own...

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