Seventy-nine years ago, Germans gathered in Berlin's Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Platz one May evening. They piled the books of Karl Marx, Bertolt Brecht and August Bebel (for whom the plaza would later be renamed), and burned them in the name of eliminating "un-German" ideas.
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Karl Marx would be proudCalifornia's largest labor union is getting behind a ballot initiative that would allow governments within the state to regulate and tax marijuana, as the Service Employees International Union announced today that it would back Proposition 19 on this November's ballot.Obse ... More >>
Almost everyone who's sat through a high school English class is familiar with George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, a disturbing anti-Stalinist allegory in which some farm animals' attempt to ordain their own fate goes violently wrong. In short, not really a bedtime story for the kids.Unfortunately ... More >>
Roberta Achtenberg bristles when anyone dares say that Williw Brown is the one who gets things done. "I have gotten things done my entire life, right?" she says, citing when her accomplishments as a law school dean, her 800-page book on sexual orientatio
If Adam and Eve moved to Northern California, they'd probably note on the first day that the balmy weather, inspiring vistas, and mellow vibesreminded them of Eden. On the second day, they'd pick up a copy of "Common Ground" and enroll in a self-help cour