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“belongs in the pantheon of criminal justice scholarship.”
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The body of scholarship dedicated to analyzing, understanding, and changing America's enormous carceral complex is growing fast.
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Graeme Wood traces the origins of this work and his pursuit of greater understanding of the Islamic State to having almost been killed by a suicide bomber in Mosul in 2004.
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Brad Snyder’s new book The House of Truth is part intellectual history and part biography.
Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.
“provides essential inspiration, information, resources, and insights.”
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If every journalist wrote like Patrick Kingsley, more people would likely be reading the critical nonfiction books of our time.
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Written/Unwritten is a collection of essays by American academic faculty of color who have written poignant essays about the challenges, barriers, pain, and resilience required of being a
“The Death and Life of the Single Family House is an important contribution to urban studies . . .”
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