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    Regardless of the nuances of Robert E. Lee's behavior and historical context, his statues represent white supremacy, and that's why they must be taken down. Ultimately, Lee's legacy is the defense of enslavement.

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Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren blew the whistle on State Department waste and mismanagement during Iraqi reconstruction in his first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People. A TomDispatch regular, he writes about current events at his blog,  We Meant Well. His new book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent, has just been published.

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Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren blew the whistle on State Department waste and mismanagement during Iraqi reconstruction in his first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People. A TomDispatch regular, he writes about current events at his blog,  We Meant Well. His new book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent, has just been published.

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Our Prisons Are Us

By Peter Van Buren, Peter van Buren's Blog | Op-Ed

2014 0629ir cat

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By Peter Van Buren, Truthout | News Analysis

2014.6.10.Snowden.thumb

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By Peter Van Buren, Truthout | News Analysis

2014 0113nsa cat

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Chickening Out in Iraq

By Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch | News Analysis

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