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Archive | March, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith Bombs Iran

(PU)  Amid growing concern over military losses in Iraq and reports that the US might broaden its presence in the Persian Gulf by attacking Iran, President George W. Bush today called an emergency press conference at the Pentagon.  His purpose, he said, was to alert Americans everywhere to the “nondisputable” fact that, regardless of her […]

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Ties That Bind: An Interview with Tiya Miles

Tiya Miles, now age 36, came to the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2002.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Program in American Culture, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, and Native American Studies Program.  Miles is the co-editor with Sharon P. Holland of Crossing Waters, […]

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The Maelstrom

Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin by Gray Brechin University of California Press Every city has its cemetery.  But the greatest have mass graves.  Beneath St. Petersburg lies a virtual hecatomb — the remains of conscript laborers who died draining the Neva marshes for the palaces of Peter’s courtiers.  The Belle Epoque structures of […]

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A Red in the House

Stephen Fleischman, A Red in the House: The Unauthorized Memoir of S.E. Fleischman.  New York: iUniverse, 2004.  366pp, $24.95 paperback. This review is late in coming because it has taken a couple of years for me to understand who this Fleischman fellow is, with the tough, brilliant commentaries on various issues in CounterPunch and elsewhere.  […]

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