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BOOK WORLD - July 11, 2010

1. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis 2. War (Twelve, $26.99). By Sebastian Junger 3. Spoken from the Heart (Scribner, $30). By Laura Bush 4. The Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuster,...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  July 10, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BOOK WORLD - July 11, 2010

NONFICTION HARDCOVER 1. SH*T MY DAD SAYS (It, $15.99) By Justin Halpern. A son gleans wisdom from his 73-year old dad; the inspiration for a forthcoming sitcom. (5) 2. MEDIUM RAW: A BLOODY VALENTINE TO THE WORLD OF FOOD AND...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  July 10, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Immigration's racial complexity

Will today’s Latino and Asian immigrants become incorporated into American society like their European predecessors? Or will race remain a stumbling block to full assimilation? Jennifer Lee and Frank Bean explore these questions in their new book “The Diversity Paradox:...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  July 9, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Do immigrants help the economy?

By Spencer S. Hsu As the national debate over immigration splinters into state-by-state skirmishes over Arizona-style crackdowns on illegal immigrants, a new book from the Brookings Institution makes the case that enforcement efforts overlook a fundamental fact: immigration fuels the...

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  July 8, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Tags: immigration debate; immigrants and the economy; immigrants and jobs  
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Gary Hart as Ulysses

By Stephen Lowman Lately, Gary Hart has been feeling a lot like Ulysses. At first blush, the Greek hero and former Democratic senator would seem to have little in common beyond the fact that they will both forever be associated...

By Stephen Lowman  |  July 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Occupation – the Muslim perspective

It seems almost an impossible ambition: the United States invades and fights wars on Muslim lands and yet wants to convince Muslims that it respects their rights and interests. How are American actions and words interpreted across the Islamic world?...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  July 7, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: u.s. middle east policy; occupation of muslim lands;  
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Tea Party’s 1960s flashback

The 1960s vanished a half century ago but the political images live on – and show little sign of abandoning our collective consciousness anytime soon. In the past 25 years in particular, political leaders have drawn on 1960s memories to...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  July 6, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: political images of 1960s; persistence of 1960s; 1960s political culture  
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