'Operation Ajax' Illustrates How the CIA Destroyed Democracy in Iran

'Operation Ajax' Illustrates How the CIA Destroyed Democracy in Iran

By Hans Rollman

2 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

The extent of US involvement in undermining Middle Eastern democracy is gradually coming to light, and being told through a variety of genres. ...

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Holding Death Hostage: Human Enigma in 'The Order of Death'

By Imran Khan

29 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Hugh Fleetwood's story of murder and guilt evades the clear resolutions of mystery-narratives, opting for a disturbing disquisition on human enigma....

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Susanna Moore’s ‘Paradise of the Pacific’ Is a Vivid, Powerful History of Hawaii>

Moore has no use for easy answers, but rather means to trace a lineage that, for better and for worse, has made contemporary Hawaii what it is....

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Ann Beattie's 'The State We’re In' Doesn’t Settle for Easy Solutions>

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