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Untenable Selected Shorts

Whenever I try to listen to Selected Shorts, I get itchy from hearing the show’s deadly combination of writers writing writerly and actors acting actorishly.

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Newton, Amana and the Hidden History of American Socialism

Someone listening to the NPR Weekend Edition story about Newton and Amana in Iowa wouldn’t know about this important difference between the communities, and wouldn’t understand an essential part of economic conditions resulting from the communities’ very different histories.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?