Excerpt: George Brown and Firestone's Liberian Empire of Rubber
by Gregg Mitman
The African American intellectual George Brown confronts the brutality of Firestone's rubber plantation empire in Liberia in an excerpt from a new history of the company.
SOURCE: The Baffler
Except for the Miracles
by Olúfémi Táíwò
"The deciding aspect of politics over these next crucial years will turn on battles against overwhelmingly powerful foes who will try to prevent radical redistribution of resources," writes Olúfémi Táíwò. The legacy of two radicals, in Ireland and Kenya, show the value of partial victory and learning from defeat.
SOURCE: The New Republic
The Underground Activists Who Fought for Freedom Across Asia
by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
A new book on the movements against colonial rule in Asia looks to grassroots movements and multiple ideological and political groups and challenges "great man" ideas of national liberation.
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