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Political Bookworm: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

BOOK WORLD - September 19, 2010

A bit more than half-way through September, and not much new on the politics roundup. Bacevich, the retired U.S. Army colonel, may be seeing his book bounce back on the list thanks to the withdrawl of U.S. combat troops from...

By Christopher Schoppa  | September 18, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BOOK WORLD - September 19, 2010

Titles new to the list this week -- Physicist Stephen Hawking's first book in many years, trying to answer the question of why we exist ... an update of "The Official Preppy Handbook" (mentioned here last week) ... Pulitzer Prize-winning...

By Christopher Schoppa  | September 18, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Defeating religious extremism

With religion snaking its way ever deeper into politics, Paul Cliteur argues that the best role for religion in the public affairs of the state is no role at all. In “The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 17, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  religious secularism; religious extremism;  
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Embargoed Carter book lands briefly on Google books

By Craig Fehrman Jimmy Carter's "White House Diary," embargoed by its publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux until its release on Monday, had a brief ride on Google books on Wednesday morning. Its inadvertent preview caused the publisher some consternation and...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 15, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Labor unions – down but not out

It was a long painful decline. From the glory days of big strikes and big strides in workers’ rights, mixed with blood and national acrimony, the labor movement has fallen on hard times – broken by scandal and a vigorous...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 14, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  labor movement; decline of labor unions; revival of labor unions;  
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Young conservatives vs. young liberals

Who says conservatism is an old folks' game? Certainly not Jonah Goldberg or the 22 young conservative writers who have contributed to “Proud to Be Right: Voices of the Next Conservative Generation,” published next month by Harper and edited by...

By Steven E. Levingston  | September 13, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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