Every so often in this unusual and uneven book, a phrase or a scene makes a sudden unexpected connection between past and present, like the spark when an electric current flashes across a gap betwe
“Obama was a light. Trump is of the night.”
“an empathetic, timely, and thought-provoking collection of memorable photographs documenting the entire experience of illegal immigration across our southern border from beginning to end.”
Since the days of Athenian democracy two and a half millennia ago, the idea of “rule of the people” has acquired many versions.
Steven Brill’s Tailspin is an astonishingly shrewd and detailed account of our modern American reality.
“Who should read War on Peace? Anyone concerned with the fate of America and the world.”
“There are three ways of influencing a person: blackmail, vodka, or the threat of murder.” This view, attributed here to Vladimir Putin, casts a penumbra over the entire book.
Russian Roulette is essential reading for anyone interested in the strange story of Donald Trump’s complex and disturbing relationship with Russia.
This book has six basic flaws. First, it does not live up to its subtitle’s promise on Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Addressing the movement toward populist authoritarianism in the United States and other countries around the globe, several recent studies refer to similar movements between the two world wars and
"Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism is an excellent resource to gain knowledge of the unjust reality of the U.S. war on terror . . ."
“The Kremlinologist is part biography, part Cold War history, and a fitting tribute by his daughters to a consequential American diplomat.”
“The Presidency of Barack Obama: A First Historical Assessment is a welcome and useful first look by first-rate historians at the still very incompletely excavated record of the hi
Emma Gray’s A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good, is a short, not-quite pocket-sized book, filled with magazine style prose, anecdotes, and in
“The only thing worse than reading this chilling book is not reading it and thereby failing to fully grasp the depth and degree of America’s descent into madness as it lurches chaotically t
Laura Wides-Muñoz’s book The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American is out just weeks before a reported 800,000 Dreamers
“a brilliant and indispensable intervention from the socialist left on the real historical, class, and sociopolitical forces at play beneath the national political freak show that is the ne
“filled with impressive historical research and analysis. . . . profound in its insights, and its conclusions are shocking.”
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics is an important and informative book that becomes more and more amazing as it progresses.
Ariel Dorfman’s Homeland Security Ate My Speech is a deeply thoughtful, poetic, and critical analysis of the fractured political landscape in America.
This is the largely untold story of French commandos during WWII, led by an aristocrat from a famous family who was trained by the British spy office called Special Operative Executive (SOE).
“This is a must read for anyone concerned with escalating inequality globally and the potential of labor organizing in tandem with more humane corporate management for transforming communit
For some time now, the United States’ two dominant political organizations have functioned less as real political parties than as corporate fundraising platforms and vehicles for the promotion of b
Short story collections often give readers a taste of a writer’s style, preoccupations, and a sense of whether the reader will enjoy an author’s longer works of fiction.
"Despite the book's size, the complexity of its subject, and the narrative's variance with common public memory, it is a fast engaging read that corrects, even scatters, misconceptions."