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Bannon, The Best And The Brightest

By Richard Tofel and Stephen Engelberg/ProPublica

We are honored to report that the daughter and son-in-law of David Halberstam, one of the greatest reporters of the 20th century, have decided to donate to ProPublica the royalties for 2017 from increased sales of Halberstam's landmark book, The Best and the Brightest.

Julia Halberstam told us she was moved to do this by reaction to a story in the New York Times reporting that White House assistant Stephen Bannon was reading the book during the presidential transition and recommending it to colleagues.

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Posted on February 24, 2017
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A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Bannon, The Best And The Brightest

By Richard Tofel and Stephen Engelberg/ProPublica
Why now is a good time to take another look at a seminal piece of reporting.

Posted on February 24, 2017

Chicago's Pioneering - And Forgotten - Black Scholar

By David Varel/The Conversation
Landmark appointment to the University of Chicago obscures more about the narrative of racial progress than it reveals.

Posted on February 10, 2017

Uncovering The Roots Of Racist Ideas In America

By Ibram X. Kendi/The Conversation
Contrary to popular conceptions, ignorant and hateful people have not been behind the production and reproduction of racist ideas in America.

Posted on February 7, 2017

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