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Reconstruction by Eric Foner
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Reconstruction is a tremendous scholarly accomplishment. Starting out as an attempt to clear away the misconceptions of America's most politically contentious period,it ends up as an incredibly detailed account of nearly every aspect of life from 186...more
Getting Back to Full Employment by Dean Baker
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There are certainly more thorough discussions of the current state of the American and global economy (Capital in the 21st century), and there are certainly books that are more nuanced in their discussions of possible government programs (Social Demo...more
No god but God by Reza Aslan
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The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by Victor Pelevin
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In her New York Times review of the book, Liesl Schillinger describes Pelevin as a bit of a magician. While he captivates audiences with tales Eastern mythology, the supernatural and romance, Pelevin's book are better seen as platforms for philosophi...more
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The Democracy Project by David Graeber
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It's been almost two years since the occupation of Zuccotti Park, which is more than ample time for reflection on the motives, strategies, tactics and relevance of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. As it turns out, this is a monumental task, a complet...more
The God Species by Mark Lynas
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In case you hadn't noticed, the American debate about the major environmental challenges of our times is fundamentally broken. This is the result of a political culture that grows ever more partisan, fueling a discourse that is more vitriolic each da...more
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A Mathematician Plays The Stock Market by John Allen Paulos
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A Mathematician Plays The Stock Market by John Allen Paulos
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Wow. What a weird book.

Paulos seems to be writing a glorified journal, since the only suitable audience for this book are people exactly like Paulos before he began heavily investing in Worldcom. Who else would both like math enough to want read a bo...more
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