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2015 in Review: Truthdig’s Books of the Year

A look back at some of our favorites from the reading stack.

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Markets Cannot Solve the Climate Crisis

“Free range” capitalism is one of the causes of climate change, and it must be reformed if we are to solve the crisis, Andreas Malm writes in his new book, “Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming.”

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Your Boss Wants You to Be Happy. This Might Not Be a Good Thing.

In “The Happiness Industry,” English sociologist and economist William Davies examines the nefarious effects of the “science and measurement” practices that some bosses are using to influence their employees’ sense of happiness.

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Paul Robeson: A Life

A new biography of Paul Robeson delves into his remarkable political activism, while revealing a pernicious social order determined to destroy its most effective and outspoken critics.

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How Schools Are Becoming Prisons

The school-to-prison pipeline is under fire for its over-the-top thuggishness, but officials are responding to massacres like the one in Newtown by pushing to make campuses more prison like. Bay Area journalist and author Annette Fuentes discusses the phenomenon she documented in her book “Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse.”

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The Making of Global Capitalism

Although Karl Marx discerned in the middle of the 19th century that a new class of capitalists was creating “a world after its own image,” it took until the beginning of the 21st century before “a constantly expanding market” could be said to have fully spread capitalist social relations “over the entire surface of the globe,” write Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin in their new book, “The Making of Global Capitalism.”

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Putting Christopher Hitchens on Trial

The dead, God-bashing, celebrity litterateur is the target of a new book that seeks to yank him down from the vaunted heights from which he shilled for the American empire and defamed its opponents, writes Gregory Shupak at In These Times.

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Naked in the Halls of Empire

A plucky new author has arrived on the scene to take down one of establishment journalism’s most revered figures. Belen Fernandez discusses her new exposé on NYT columnist Thomas Friedman, “The Imperial Messenger.”

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