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The media are desperately afraid of being accused of bias. And that's partly because there's a whole machine out there, an organized attempt to accuse them of bias whenever they say anything that the Right doesn't like. So rather than really try to report things objectively, they settle for being even-handed, which is not the same thing. One of my lines in a column—in which a number of people thought I was insulting them personally—was that if Bush said the Earth was flat, the mainstream media would have stories with the headline: 'Shape of Earth—Views Differ.' Then they'd quote some Democrats saying that it was round.Paul Krugman
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The Other Side of the Tiber by Wallis Wilde-Menozzi
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The Road from the Past by Ina Caro
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Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau
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As you'd expect: a quirky masterpiece. An incredibly perceptive view of a vanished time and place, with amazing echoes to the current Cape. What I didn't expect is Thoreau's wonderful mordant sense of humor, which is LOL funny at unexpected times.
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A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs by George A. Petrides
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There are dozens of book designed to help you sort out the trees, but this one from decades ago is still by far the best.

It covers *shrubs*, for instance. Do you know the difference between a 'tree' and a 'shrub'? No, I didn't think so, and I don't
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The View from Lazy Point by Carl Safina
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Anything Safina does is wonderful. Well written, with amazingly passionate dead-on critiques of how modern man is bringing epochal changes to the ocean and shorelines.
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The Ocean of Life by Callum Roberts
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Well-written overview of the ocean's current problem's and threats.
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Mission to Paris by Alan Furst
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Superb Furst noir, as always.
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Cod by Mark Kurlansky
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Four Fish by Paul Greenberg
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Paul Krugman
“The media are desperately afraid of being accused of bias. And that's partly because there's a whole machine out there, an organized attempt to accuse them of bias whenever they say anything that the Right doesn't like. So rather than really try to report things objectively, they settle for being even-handed, which is not the same thing. One of my lines in a column—in which a number of people thought I was insulting them personally—was that if Bush said the Earth was flat, the mainstream media would have stories with the headline: 'Shape of Earth—Views Differ.' Then they'd quote some Democrats saying that it was round.”
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