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  • 2 Oct 2013
    Donald T. Critchlow

    What the Left and the Right Can Learn from Hollywood Politics

    Most people view Hollywood politics today as a bastion of progressivism—for better or worse. Perhaps there is not much to learn from the current political scene in Hollywood other than celebrity and money matter—and Hollywood provides a lot of both. But Hollywood politics was not always so left-wing.

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  • 25 Sep 2013
    Donald T. Critchlow

    Why Barry Goldwater Fell Out with Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan saw in former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater a friend and a mentor. They corresponded frequently. But Reagan’s 1976 challenge for the Republican presidential nomination caused a deep rift.

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  • 11 Sep 2013
    Donald T. Critchlow

    Who’s Who of When Hollywood Was Right

    In the wake of World War II, an informal alliance of movie stars, studio moguls, and Southern California business interests formed to revitalize a factionalized Republican Party. Celebrities like Ginger Rogers and Humphrey Bogart were important contributors who helped rebuild a Republican Party in California.

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  • 31 Jul 2013

    Dissent Goes Global

    Enjoy our slideshow of famous dissenters from around the world and the varied causes they've stood against their governments, faiths, and cultures to support.

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  • 24 Jul 2013
    Ronald K. L Collins, David M. Skover

    The Trayvon Martin Tragedy – An Opportunity for Dissent

    Trayvon Martin. The name resonates with tragedy. The tragedy resonates with dissent.

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  • 17 Jul 2013
    Elizabeth K.

    Facebook and the Virtual Protest

    On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American teenager, was fatally shot by 28-year-old George Zimmerman. This past weekend, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and of manslaughter charges--a ruling that has led millions to protest. This month, the Cambridge Book Club discusses On Dissent: Its Meaning in America. America is a nation that values, even protects dissent, but is far from agreeing on what dissent actually means.

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  • 5 Jun 2013

    Making Cotton

    Cotton is a substance used to make clothing, bags, and other items that are bought and sold globally on a daily basis. But how do we turn that little boll of cotton filled with seeds into something we can use?

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  • 31 May 2013

    Galley Giveaway! COTTON by Giorgio Riello

    In honor of Cotton’s release, we’re hosting a galley giveaway!

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