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Book Reviews

A.J. Muste — American Gandhi

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July 19, 2015

Abraham Johannes Muste was born in the Netherlands. His family emigrated to the United States in 1891 and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was a working-class city in which the major industry was making furniture. Muste worked in furniture factories during summer as a teenager.

Fukushima Step by Step

September 11, 2013

Are they telling us half truths, outright lies or nothing at all, in an attempt to prevent panic and worldwide demands to halt the use of nuclear power?

The Power of Economic Narratives

June 13, 2013
Economic Puppet

At best the economic story captures a sliver of the human experience, yet it enjoys such pervasiveness and powerful control over our understanding of ourselves that it shrouds and dismisses alternative ways of thinking (and thus, living); what we believe in the economic story ...

Pimping Public Health for Profit

January 13, 2013
Junk Food and Drugs

'Born with a Junk Food Deficiency' is a thoroughly researched and documented exposé of what Big Food, Big Ag, and Big Pharma are doing to us, to animals, to the environment, and to our ways of practicing business, medicine and democracy, all in the name of Big Profit. The author, independent investigative journalist Martha...

The Closing of the Western Mind

November 10, 2010

The Ancient Greeks gave to Western Civilization a secular way of seeing nature and a tradition of rationalism, logic, and free inquiry. Those prodigious achievements were undone—virtually erased—by the rise of Christianity and its domination of Western culture.