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The Threat – Andrew G. McCabe

March 4, 2019
The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe, St. Martin’s Press, 2019, pp. 274, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20757-9 The Trump presidency has proven to be a boon to the publishing industry. Both key and minor players who voluntarily quit, or as is

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict – Ware & Laoutides

February 25, 2019
Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict, Anthony Ware & Costas Laoutides, Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 275, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-29-093886-6 In November 2018, Amnesty International stripped Aung San Suu Kyi, the former political prisoner under the military regime in Burma, of its highest honor, the Ambassador of Conscience. Secretary-General of Amnesty, Kumi Naidoo

From the Ground Up – Howard Schultz

February 16, 2019
From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America, Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon, Random House New York, 2019, pp. 352, $37.00, ISBN 978-0-525-50944-8 Howard Schultz came in from the cold. Appearing on 60 Minutes in the last week of January, Howard Schultz, founder and former CEO

This Fight is Our Fight – Elizabeth Warren

February 7, 2019
This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class, Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan Books, 2017, pp. 337, $39, ISBN 978-1-250-12061-8 Elizabeth Warren officially announced that she will be running for the presidency of the United States in 2020, thereby satisfying at least a portion of the population who

The Biggest Prison on Earth – Ilan Pappe

January 30, 2019
The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories, Ilan Pappe, Oneworld, 2017, pp. 273, $30, ISBN 978-1-85168-587-5 In the six days of war, Israel emerged victorious against four Arab armies. Syria, Egypt, and Jordan, supported by Iraq, were defeated. In fact, by June 8, 1967, Israeli army

Germany’s Hidden Crisis – Oliver Nachtwey

January 21, 2019
Germany’s Hidden Crisis: Social Decile in the Heart of Europe, Oliver Nachtwey, Verso Books, 2018, pp. 247, $35.99, ISBN 978-1-78663-634-8 In the popular imagination, Germany is Europe’s most powerful economy and at the forefronts of industrial innovation. It is a country that keeps the other struggling economies afloat while making

Alt-America – David Neiwert

January 12, 2019
Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump, David Neiwert, Verso Books, 2018, pp. 456, $39.99, ISBN 9781786634238 On the evening of September 11, 1941, Charles Lindbergh took to the stage in Des Moines, Iowa. The Time magazine man of the year was on a speaking

Choke Points – Alimahomed Wilson & Ness

January 4, 2019
Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain, Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness (Eds.)  Pluto Press, 2018, pp. 272, £18.99, ISBN: 978-0-7453-3724-1 On Friday, November 26, 2018, the Royal Assent was given to Bill C-89, or, an ‘act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services’, thereby

Extinction: A Radical History – Ashley Dawson

December 29, 2018
Extinction: A Radical History, Ashley Dawson, OR Books / Counterpoint, 2016, pp. 126, $10.84, ISBN 978-1-944896 The non-human life that surrounds us is rapidly dying. The latest to depart was the 45 year old male white rhinoceros named Sudan. Sudan was living under constant armed guard at the Ol Pajeta