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“A half-century later, little remains to admire about construction workers wrapping lead pipes in American flags and raining blows on unarmed college students while New York’s Finest folded

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According to Jorge Castañeda, it is “as if the United states seeks to challenge foreign writers to explain it, confident they will fail.” His own attempt is for US citizens, not foreigners, at a “c

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“The modern-day ‘300’ are service men and women who defend America from locations in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, the Marshall Islands, Vandenberg Air Force base in California, the Cheyenn

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Welcome to the “Rashomon effect” in politics inside the Beltway!

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“an entertaining, thought-provoking book that will and should command a widespread readership.”

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In Charlottesville, VA, a statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee has stood for generations.

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“The book captures, in broad outline, the precarity of the migrant world—leaving behind a very meager existence to venture into the foggy haze of endemic risk, threat, and violence.”

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How can those who read this compelling story of courage, commitment, connection, and love not want to share it with others?”

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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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