A Man and a Motorcycle – Bette Dam

With a secondhand motorcycle, the support of a few loyal tribesmen and the CIA, Hamid Karzai willed himself to power in post Taliban Afghanistan in 2001. Bette Dam chronicles the astonishing rise of Hamid Karzai from relative obscurity to presidency, revealing political opportunism at its finest.

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Azadi – Arundhati Roy

In this series of electrifying essays, Arundhati Roy challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism.

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World in Danger – Wolfgang Ischinger

Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German diplomat, offers a deceptively hopeful picture of future EU foreign policy. In his calls for a stronger Europe, Ischinger fails to realize the consequences this might have on the citizens of the EU and beyond.

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In Your Face – Natasha Bakht

Muslim women who cover their faces with a veil arouse visceral reactions in people who, despite exposure to diverse ways of living through multicultural urban environments, seem to have fixed notions of how women ought to live the good life.

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The Twittering Machine – Richard Seymour

The Twittering Machine is an unflinching view into the calamities of digital life: the circus of online trolling, flourishing alt-right subcultures, pervasive corporate surveillance, and the virtual data mines of Facebook and Google where we spend considerable portions of our free time.

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Epidemic Illusions – Eugene T. Richardson

In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson, a physician and an anthropologist, contends that public health practices—from epidemiological modeling and outbreak containment to Big Data and causal inference—play an essential role in perpetuating a range of global inequities.

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The Package King – Joe Allen

The Package King tears down the Brown Wall surrounding one of America's most admired companies-United Parcel Service (UPS). How did a company that began as a bicycle messenger service in Seattle, Washington become a global behemoth? Allen reveals the damage that UPS wrought in its rise to power and how

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