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Political Bookworm: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

BOOK WORLD ~ June 20, 2010

1. 12. The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era (Free Press, $26). By Clyde Prestowitz 2. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  June 19, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD ~ June 20, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A PATH TO PROFITS, PASSION,AND PURPOSE (Business Plus, $23.99). By Tony Hsieh. The founder and CEO of Zappos.com. (1) 2. MEDIUM RAW: A BLOODY VALENTINE TO THE WORLD OF FOOD AND THE PEOPLE WHO COOK...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  June 19, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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Culture war? What culture war?

America is deep in the morass of an intractable culture war -- or so it may seem. But to Irene Taviss Thomson, the presumption is wrong. For her book “Culture Wars and Enduring American Dilemmas,” Thomson analyzed hundreds of articles...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 18, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: culture wars; left vs. right; conservative vs. liberal; ideological battles  
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Beck attacks Post critic

Thriller author Glenn Beck attacked The Washington Post reviewer, er, me, personally on his Facebook page, saying he feels bad for Steve Levingston because "he soooo clearly wants to be an author, but, it seems, he just doesn’t have the...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 16, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
Tags: glenn beck and overton window; beck and washington post; beck and insurrection; beck and civil war; glenn beck's novel  
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Beck responds to Post review

I was flattered to learn that Glenn Beck read my review of his new book "The Overton Window" and even took time to remark upon it during his morning radio show. But I wish he had read the review a...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 15, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
Tags: beck response to washington post book review of overton window  
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Six giant diplomatic feats

For a world that favors negotiation over force, Fredrik Stanton has some advice: peer into the past, learn how the great diplomats pursued their craft and deploy those skills in today’s fragile world. In his book “Great Negotiations: Agreements that...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 15, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: modern diplomacy; great historical negotiations;  
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Ideology vs. education

Massimo Pigliucci goes to war against public ignorance of science in his new book "Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk,” recently released by the University of Chicago Press. He analyzes how the belief in bunk science occurs,...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 14, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: bogus science; texas school board;  
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