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A Republic, If You Can Keep It opens delightfully with a short autobiography flavored with stories, among them, tracing family history, savoring chicken curry, eluding reporters and camera

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“Although its parts are fine, their sum does not quite add up to what we expect in a book by Gladwell.”

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“Machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a man can do.” This was the confident pronouncement of artificial intelligence pioneer Herb Simon in 1965.

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The Ungrateful Immigrant soars when Nayeri tells her own story. . . . It’s a moving exploration of the lasting impact of losing one’s country.”

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Here is a book that is terrifying-- things are getting worse than almost anybody dreamed—but is also a pleasure to read, because it is so interesting, so well written, and so infused with a warm hu

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Empire of Borders provides fundamental, essential information about the current human situation at the borders.”  

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“Block’s book demonstrates the urgent need for some progress . . .”

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Here is a wide-ranging history and analysis of a force—migration—that has shaped Europe and continues to do so today.

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“[T]he best part of White’s book [is] the stories of writers such as Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Sinyavsky, Havel, and others who courageously wrote and spoke the truth to power behind the iro

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“Jennifer Silva serves as much as an academic scholar as a personal therapist, and a reader has to ask how she could endure the endless suffering experienced by her all-too-honest subjects.

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“If you want a crash course in the evolution of postmodern capitalism over the last five decades read Kochland.”

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“This is a book about young Muslim men growing up in the United States,” writes Professor John O’Brien, who teaches sociology at New York University Abu Dhabi.

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“it is difficult to overstate the importance of the perspectives and arguments that Michael Kaufmann offers in The Time Has Come.”

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“A single cow can deposit over a ton of waste on the ground every month with a high percentage of that waste seeping into surface water.

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Nelson Mandela wrote hundreds of letters from August 5, 1962, until February 11, 1990. Prison Letters is a selection.

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In Pain is a fascinating and engrossing read for anybody who aspires to be an educated consumer of healthcare.

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The communes of the ’70s were “weird, wacky and mostly dysfunctional.” So said the Guardian Weekly about Christiania, a Copenhagen military barracks claimed by “seekers of peace” in 1971.

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The anthology Considering Class: Theory, Culture and the Media in the 21st Century, provides invaluable perspectives on the working class at this critical historical time.

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“This is a book rich in detail. Its tone is neutral. It doesn’t give the impression that the author wishes to see the CIA abolished, merely controlled.”

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“Surrogate Warfare is a well-researched and thorough study of surrogate warfare.

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“Read this book to learn which global companies are treating their contributing workers well and how to do business with them.”

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“Polchin has collected innumerable long-lost newspaper stories of anonymous sex crimes involving gay men and, through careful analysis, given them historical and political

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“Professor Sands musters abundant historical evidence to make her principal points, particularly in laying out the enduring tension between foundation and separation paradigms.”

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“an effective attempt to inform and enlighten readers on a topic of immense importance.

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“this engaging, well-written book is must reading for anyone who thinks climate change is just about the weather.”

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