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Political Bookworm: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

BOOK WORLD - September 5, 2010

With the political scene heating up as the mid-term elections loom, new titles (from both the left and the right) will begin peppering the political bestseller list in earnest over the next several months. Out of the gate at this,...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  September 4, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - September 5, 2010

On this first weekend in September, with Washington poised to spring back to life with Congress's return and the rest of the area's schools beginning a new academic year post-Labor Day, the bestseller lists reflect both the mass of new...

By Christopher Schoppa  |  September 4, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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In praise of hands-on work

Hands-on work. It has a nice, nostalgic ring but as Jessica DuLong has found it has an important immediacy to America’s future. While hard, sweaty labor is often perceived as of secondary value in our increasingly virtual world, DuLong says...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  September 3, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags: the meaning of work; american manufacturing and labor;  
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The virtures of non-profit humanitarian aid

Humanitarian aid has long been a key component of U.S. foreign policy, and it takes many shapes. U.S. funds are funneled through for-profit firms, the military, and non-profit organizations to provide assistance around world. In “Global Compassion: Private Voluntary Organizations...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  September 2, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In memoirs, Blair says he "can't regret" Iraq War

Tony Blair’s memoirs, “A Journey,“ hit bookstore shelves in the U.K. today. After months of pre-release coverage — from the fuss over its title to the controversy surrounding the donation of its profits — the public can finally chew on...

By Stephen Lowman  |  September 1, 2010; 5:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Tags: tony blair memoir; tony blair on george w. bush; tony blair on gordon brown; tony blair on iraq war  
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German politician stirs controversy with his inflammatory views on Muslims and Jews

By Stephen Lowman, reporting from Hamburg What book is rocking German politics? Deutschland schafft sich ab, or “Germany Is Self-Destructing.“ The author, Thilo Sarrazin, is a prominant politician who was once the finance minister for the city of Berlin and...

By Stephen Lowman  |  August 30, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Whip It Up  
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