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I just got the terrible news that the great historian Manning Marable has passed. I'll say more later. What I remember is that Marable's How Capitalism Undeveloped Black America was essential reading for all of us Howard University radicals who used to gather under the flag-pole. I should add that we have a review of his new biography of Malcolm X coming out in our next issue.


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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