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Political Bookworm: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

BOOK WORLD - August 15, 2010

The list grows a bit longer this week, with a surge of books on war and its execution joining the ranks. Perhaps a grappling for meaning with the renewed focus on the dual wars (their funding and timetables) in Iraq...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 14, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - August 15, 2010

It's mid-August, schools across the region are gearing up for the start of a new year ... and so, too, are the publishing houses getting ready for another fall season laden with new titles. But what's selling well now? New...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  August 14, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Poor education, poor democracy

Worried about our cultural – and economic – decline? Take a look at the thrust of our educational system, says Martha C. Nussbaum, a professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago. In “Not for Profit: Why Democracy...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 13, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: American education; failures of american education;  
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Political bastards, then and now

Brian Thornton understands that in the world of bastards party affiliation hardly matters. He’s written a book identifying the type with a steadfast bipartisan eye. Sparing no punches, “The Book of Bastards: 101 Worst Scoundrels and Scandals from the World...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 11, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Tags: scoundrels in politics;  
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Desegregation’s unintended consequence

It seems horribly unfair and contrary to all the good intentions of school desegregation: black kids who do well in class get accused of “acting white.” Stuart Buck explores the roots of this contentious phrase in “Acting White: The Ironic...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 10, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: school desegregation; academic achievements of black students  
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Grappling with torture

The torture took place away from hot spots like Abu Ghraib and was conducted not by CIA agents or prison guards but by U.S. soldiers who never expected their tour of duty would present them with these unimaginable conditions. The...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 9, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: U.S. torture; torture by soldiers; abu ghraib; post-traumatic stress disorder  
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