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The phenomenal critical success of the film Selma — the first big-screen treatment of Martin Luther King, Jr. — has been cooled somewhat by a debate ignited over whether or not the film diminishes Lyndon B. Johnson’s ardor for and involvement in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Those events are covered in At Canaan’s Edge: America In The King Years, 1965-68, the third book in Taylor Branch’s trilogy of histories covering the civil rights movement (after Parting the Waters and Pillars of Fire). Great history and great historical fiction are not the same, and it would be naive to judge them on the same merits. Branch’s books belong to the former, and we hope they can be consumed and enjoyed alongside the latter.

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Why The QAnon Cult Is Now Fixated March 4

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

The startling impacts of former President Donald Trump's presidency and conspiracy theories reach deep into the lives of many families. With the disgraced president out of office, many people are sharing how the QAnon conspiracy theory — built with him at the center and with his support — has torn apart close relationships. And despite the fact that Trump has lost the presidency, which many QAnon believers never thought would happen, many have moved the goalposts and started hoping for his return. In this way, adherents to the delusion believe its vindication is always just a little further in the future.

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