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An Arkansas state representative is seeking to expunge books he doesn't like from public school curricula.
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Dilip Hiro is the author, among many other works, of After Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World. (Nation Books), His 36th and latest book is The Age of Aspiration: Power, Wealth, and Conflict in Globalizing India (The New Press).