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March’19 Books

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, by David Wallace-WellsPublisher: Allen Lane (May 7, 2019)The signs of climate change are unmistakable even today, but the real transformations have hardly begun. For a generation, we’ve been taught that warming was a

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Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf Feb. 2019

Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf On page 262 of Capital in the 21st Century there are two of the most important sentences I’ve ever read: “…it is essential to be aware of these things: the historical reduction of inequalities of wealth is

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February’19 Books

What Does It Mean to be White?,  by Robin DiAngeloPeter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; Revised edition (June 15, 2016)This is an outstanding (and readable) analysis of whiteness, from incisive and wide-ranging critiques of how white folks deflect, deny, and

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Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf Jan’19

Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf So, the first book is Lost Connections, by Johann Hari. I heard him on TED radio, and he has a TED talk, worth listening to if only for his adorable British accent. As you read the book you’ll hear

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December’18 Books

The Long Honduran NightResistance , Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup by Dana Frank A story of resistance, repression, and US policy in Honduras in the aftermath of a violent military coup.This powerful narrative recounts the

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Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf November’18

Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf The most important book I’ve read so far is:War Is A Racket, by Brigadier General Smedley D. ButlerYes, his first name is  a bit unfortunate, but he is, as far as I know, the most decorated war hero

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October’18 Books

America: The Farewell Tour – by Chris Hedges, Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2018)Chris Hedges’s profound and provocative examination of America in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be

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Sept’18 Books

Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future – by Joel Wainwright & Geoff Mann, Verso, (February 13, 2018) How climate change will affect our political theory—for better and worse Despite the science and the summits, leading capitalist states have not

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Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf August’18

Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf Here are three highly recommended books. 1. The first is “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn. Beautifully written, it gives you the history of what’s not written in the history books from high

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July’18Books

AlmightyCourage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear AgeBy Dan Zak, Blue Rider Press, (July 12, 2016) ON A TRANQUIL SUMMER NIGHT in July 2012, a trio of peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Nicknamed

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