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“it would be well for all to read One Mighty and Irresistible Tide in order to gain a better understanding of what it means to be an immigrant pursuing the American Dream.”

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Who is best suited to understand and explain the cynical marriage of convenience between Donald Trump and America’s white evangelicals—a critical outsider, or a sympathetic insider?

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Author Laila Lalami came to the US from Morocco in 1992. In 2000, she became US citizen. But Lalami does not fit neat categories defining US personhood. Neither, she argues, do many others.

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“disturbing and more than a little alarming . . .”

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“Historian Paul Matzko’s well-researched and often terrifically entertaining new book, The Radio Right, provides a compelling, convincing, and closely observed

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Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of our world—a valuable guide for every alert citizen as well as for scholars and stu

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Julian Herbert’s The House of the Pain of Others is a lot of things at once: a diatribe against xenophobia and Sinophobia in Mexico; an examination of the “idiocy of power;” a chronicle of

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Healing Politics is a book for today, a roadmap for moving the United States out of its male, white-privileged status to one where there is, in fact and not just theory, equal opp

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The Scientist and the Spy does achieve the impossible by making seeding, planting, and food engineering somewhat exciting.

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Uncounted . . . explores methods that take away the right to vote, while we sleep . . .

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“Jodie Adams Kirshner brings together a wide cast of those most affected and thereby opens the case of and for Detroit and our other large cities suffering financial strain.”

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“‘The rise of the religious right should be cause for alarm among all who care about the future of democracy in America.’”

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The Hackers and the State provides a reliable summary and deep analysis of a novel force bound to shape world affairs.”

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“Deaths of despair” are by suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholic liver disease. Their increase in the US is explained by indignity and loss of pride, not globalization, inequality or automation.

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“read The Case for Climate Capitalism to learn more about what we must do to turn back the thermostat on a nuclear winter.”

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“With the current campaign ramping up more and more each day, something surely needs to be done to ensure all citizens’ votes are counted and that fairness and legitimacy are the hallmarks

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“It’s one thing to watch an impeachment proceeding play out on television. It’s another to be behind closed doors where strategies are devised and decisions made.

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“With the ever-increasing numbers of poor adults and children in the United States, and current government efforts to further decrease benefits for them, this is an extremely timely book.”

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“It takes a strong stomach to read this memoir, but the journey is worth it.”

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Antisemitism Here and Now is for readers who are concerned by the dangerous rise in contemporary antisemitism but unsure how to understand and confront it.”

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Michael Klare’s newest book departs from many of his previous works on America’s oil wars and disastrous, often provocative militaristic policies.

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lucid and very depressing assessment of the current state of what some Canadians term, the Excited States of America.”

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“If Battle Dress is any indication of what’s to come next from Skolfield, readers should expect yet another masterfully rhythmic, morally gut-punching, timeless book of poetry.”

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