Matt Miller, a host of KCRW’s “Left, Right & Center,” has written a book full of necessary honesty and courage—a welcome effort to rid us of the nostrums and shopworn notions that cloud our thinking and constrain our politics.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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Susan Jacoby’s lucid new book reminds us that the Hiss case offered a vengeful postwar right a golden opportunity to tar the New Deal as a crypto-communist conspiracy—and why it still matters.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
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Beverly Gage’s new book exhumes a nearly forgotten tale of class warfare—call it 9/16.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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The publication of Sontag’s early diaries provides a revelatory look at the self-inventions of the late writer.
Posted on Mar 6, 2009
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A new book gives us one of the most indispensable poets in the English language whose work mines the terrain between hope and history.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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Jeff Madrick’s new book insists that the anti-government ethos that is a treasured American prejudice is not grounded in the new economic reality. But is he fighting the last war?
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
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At last, a revisionist takedown of our 40th president, portrayed as an empty suit too often lauded by the common people he betrayed.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
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Why does the Darfur violence arouse outrage but the slaughter of millions more in Congo does not? An indispensable new book by Gerard Prunier attempts an answer by combining cool analysis and scholarly dispassion without losing sight of the horror of its subject.
Posted on Feb 6, 2009
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A new book by Lawrence Lessig asks what constitutes copyright infringement in the era of “sampling” and point-and-click downloading.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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Two recent books show how a man of reason and conservative temperament and a man of passion and radical disposition joined together, even before either knew it, to end slavery.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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