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Tomdispatch.com has established itself as the go-to blog for contemporary US politics, and the favored website for leading commentators; its powerful, no-holds-barred essays resonate throughout the global online media. This comprehensive volume offers readers a chance to catch up on some of the finest political analysis of our age, from Afghanistan and Iraq through Guantánamo and extraordinary rendition, Hurricane Katrina, global warming, black gold, and the misbegotten 'clash of civilizations.' Introduced and edited by Tomdispatch's creator Tom Engelhardt, The World According to Tomdispatch is the essential primer for anyone seeking guidance along the highways and byways of our post-9/11 world.
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