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Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

December 11, 2019
In this autobiography, Snowden sheds light on his life. decisions and events that led him to disclose classified information on mass surveillance programs run by the US government.

Abolish ICE – Natascha Elena Uhlmann

December 7, 2019
"We are here because you were there." In Abolish ICE, Uhlmann offers a passionate plea for justice and humanity, detailing the abuses immigrants suffer at the hands of successive US administrations

Carlos Slim – Diego Osorno

December 4, 2019
Carlos Slim: the Power, Money, and Morality of One of the World’s Richest Men, Diego Osorno, Verso, 2019, pp. 311, ISBN 978-1-78663-437-5 As Osorno states, “the powerful create a cloak of silence around them, which in countries like Mexico, is difficult to pierce.” It took Diego Osorno eight years, hundreds

Erdoğan Rising – Hannah Lucinda Smith

December 2, 2019
Erdoğan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey, Hannah Lucinda Smith, William Collins, 2019, pp. 395, ISBN 978-0-00-830884-1 Speaking in Ankara two weeks ago before heading off to Washington, Erdoğan repeated his oft-cited threat to allow the refugees to come to Europe. He was responding to the rebuke by the EU

We, the Survivors – Tash Aw (fiction)

November 29, 2019
We, the Survivors, Tash Aw, Hamish Hamilton, 2019, pp.326, ISBN 978-0-7352-3855-8 After British Malaya on the brink of Japanese invasion (The Harmony Silk Factory), post-colonial crackdown on leftists in Indonesia and Malaysia (Map of the Invisible World) and bustling Shanghai (Five Star Billionaire), Tash Aw has turned his narrative lens

Food or War – Julian Cribb

November 29, 2019
Food or War, Julian Cribb, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 336, ISBN 978-1-108-71290-3 Paul R. Ehrlich claims to have understood overpopulation intellectually for a long time before the publications of his The Population Bomb in 1968. In the first chapter of the bestseller, Ehrlich recounts how he came to understand
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