Rich Rizzo

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The Secret History of the Underground Railroad

Eric Foner explores how it really worked.<p>Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad<p>By Eric Foner<p>Norton<p>A decade before the Civil War, the leading Southern periodical <i>De Bow’s Review</i> published a series titled Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race—a much-needed study, the …

Black History

A Whistleblower's Horror Story

This is the age of the whistleblower. From Chelsea Manning to Edward Snowden to the latest cloak-and-dagger lifter of files, ex-HSBC employee Hervé …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Dying To Be Free

The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a …

When Cops Break Bad: Albuquerque's Police Force Gone Wild

Looking west from the scrub and boulders of the Sandia Mountains, the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, sprawls across the valley of the Rio Grande, …

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …