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Humanity's Best Future Plan? Leaving the Planet Gracefully

The following is an excerpt from the new book, Plain Radical: Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully, by Robert Jensen (Soft Skull Press, 2015).

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Crossing Northwest Passage: Deciphering the Strange, New Language of a Changing Arctic

The following is an excerpt from the new book Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter (Counterpoint Press, 2015):

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How the Sexual Revolution Changed America Forever

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from "Delirium: How the Sexual Counterrevolution is Polarizing America" by Nancy L. Cohen.  Click here to buy a copy of the book. 

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America’s Painkiller Nightmare: 40 Die a Day from Overdoses

The following is an excerpt from Erin Marie Daley's new book,  Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America’s Opiate Crisis (Counterpoint Press, 2014), that was previously published on Salon.  Reprinted here with permission.

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Bob Dylan In New York City Before Anyone Knew Him: The Year of Wine, Women, Song and Protest

(What follows is an excerpt from the forthcoming book by Dennis McNally, On Highway 61: Music, Race and The Evolution of Cultural Freedom (Counterpoint, 2014) which traces the culture and history of American music from Old South through the 1960s. It will be available October 14.)

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White People Commit the Most Heinous Crimes, So Why Is America Terrified of Black Men?

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It. Copyright © 2014 by Lisa Bloom. Reprinted with permission of Counterpoint Press.

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How American Paranoia About Islamic Terrorism Parallels the War on Drugs

The following is an excerpt from the new book Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs and Writing by Michael Muhammad Knight (Counterpoint Press, 2013): 

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There Are Good Alternatives to US Capitalism, But No Way to Get There

The following is an excerpt from Jerry Mander's new book The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System (Counterpoint, 2013):

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Shocking Story of How the US Ignored International Law to Become World's Kidnapper and Torturer

The following is an excerpt from  A Secret History of Torture (Counterpoint Press, 2012). 

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Meet the People Who Gave Birth to Hipsterism -- Hint: They Aren't White Kids from Williamsburg

The following excerpt is adapted from Rebecca Walker's introduction to the Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness (Counterpoint, 2012) which she edited, and Dayo Olopade's chapter from the book, "The Hipster."

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