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Moving pictures, recently


I've seen several powerful films in the last couple of months. Four of them brought me to tears. I want to share my experiences with you, in part so that you can determine whether you might also want to so spend your time and attention.

Lessons learned from A People's History of the United States


I recently finished reading A People's History of the United States. In this article, I comment on the impact of this book, including its strong impact on me as well as some of the lessons that I learned about how resistance against oppression can fail.

Iron Man: Allusions, Effects, and Story


I reflect on my initial impressions of the 2008 Iron Man movie.