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The Covid-19 plague descended with a vengeance on New York City in early March 2020. The city was utterly unprepared, including its preeminent hospitals.

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There is something wrong with contemporary liberal democracy, especially in the United States.

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“In these days of isolation and disconnection, Carlson shows us how to enrich our own landscapes, both inner and outer. What seems barren at first can reveal hidden treasures.”

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“without an ability for a nation to protect an objective truth that all political tribes can agree on, there is a substantial challenge in maintaining a healthy American democracy.”

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Besson’s analysis of the role of information technology in the new economy is an interesting one and worth reading.”

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Daddy Issues: Love and Hate in the Time of Patriarchy is brief and refreshing for what it is NOT, a feminist treatise on paternalism and the female dynamic.

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“Michael Gordon provides a masterful combination of strategic analysis, a study of command, and a combat narrative to create a comprehensive and at times disturbing account of the fight aga

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Asylum is an eloquent, powerful, sometimes harrowing chronicle of what it means to be a gay man in a violently homophobic country and what it means to be a Black asylum seeker in

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“As Ever Green shows, the world is filled with people who bring a weathered idealism to their forests, where there’s much to learn and many successes to build on.”

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The author of this book, veteran terrorism expert Nelly Lahoud of the New America Security Program, sifted through 96,000 declassified files (and 6,000 Arabic pages) seized from Osama bin Laden’s c

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“For the just curious about how a law gets passed or those itching to make it happen, this guide has all the answers.”

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“interesting and insightful . . . a beacon of hope in our dark times”

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Since Donald J. Trump is still a very active politician, it is good to have an initial review of his presidency by a team of experts on 19 different facets of his presidency.

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Paying for universal health services? How could we pay for it? “Stop to think of it. We’re never asked how we were going to pay for our years of wars choice.

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“Dwight Chapin’s newly published memoir reveals new facts and insights into the very consequential presidency of Richard Nixon . . .”

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“Often riveting, well-researched, and utterly convincing, this book sounds a frightening alarm about unreliable expert testimony in the courtroom.”

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Putin’s Trolls is a terrifying analysis of evil—how Russian authorities have mobilized social media and other forms of hybrid warfare to exploit human frailties to foster Kremlin ambitions

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Anyone with a drug or alcohol dependency problem will, at least some of the time, feel that nobody knows their pain.

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“will give health policy makers much to consider about ways to improve care.

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