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6 Hugely Popular Books That Accidentally Screwed The World

Even if you're not a writer or creative type, all of us dream of doing something to change the world, even if it's a small thing like being the guy to single-handedly catch bin Laden and throw him from a helicopter into the rotors of another helicopter. But be careful what you wish for; sometimes your 'world-changing' work doesn't necessarily chang

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6 Comics That Covered Serious Issues And Failed Hilariously

Just like sitcoms had "very special" episodes that tried to build awareness of serious real-world issues (like the one where Punky Brewster decides to get breast implants -- no, seriously), comics have occasionally wandered into 'after school' territory. And who better to handle serious and complex political issues than comic book superheroes?

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The 7 Most Heroic Con Artists of All Time

In a world full of bullshit artists trying to sell us things and get elected to office, let's take a moment to celebrate the good ones. These are the Oskar Schindler types, the guys with a talent for hustling who, when circumstances called, used their powers for good.

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5 Reasons Humanity Is Terrible at Democracy

Ask the average person what's wrong with government and you'll hear all about corrupt politicians, corporate lobbyists and shady backroom deals. But, of course, we elected those corrupt politicians, and the more you look at the situation, the more it appears that as people, we are just really bad at democracy.

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The 5 Most Shockingly Insane Modern Dictators

As part of our ongoing effort to educate the world about the mind-boggling insanity of the world's dictators, here are five leaders who treated their countries as playthings for their own deranged minds.

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