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If you've ever been bullied, you've probably had revenge fantasies. But you probably haven't taken it to the extreme that Allen Kurzweil has. He actually tracked down his childhood bully. He writes about his experience in "Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully."

"the queue" book cover

Writer Basma Abdel Aziz on the transformative effect of the Egyptian uprising

Science March

Journalist Mark Engler explains why some protests flourish whereas others fail.

Barney Frank

Former Congressman Barney Frank believes that if you want to see political change, don't go to a demonstration. Instead, lobby your local representatives and vote.

Black Lives Matter protestor

Activist Cat Brooks on protesting the police.

Joe Scheidler

Joseph Scheidler on his decades-long career as an anti-abortion protester.

Take it to the streets

Occupy Wall Street co-creator says activists are following an outdated script.

Immigrants on ocean steamer passing the Statue of Liberty, New York City, 1887

University of Chicago historian Tara Zahra looks at the period of mass migration to America between 1846-1940. She says it was characterized by deep anxiety, both in the US and Europe.

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