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BOOK WORLD - November 7, 2010

Political titles didn't see sales quite as brisk this past week, as the list of 10 last week falls to nine this week ... There are, though, two new additions --- pundit Glenn Beck's latest, excoriating a perceived lack of...

By Christopher Schoppa  | November 6, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Politics Best Sellers  
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BOOK WORLD - November 7, 2010

A number of new titles join the bestseller lists this weekend ... Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa) has a new (quick & easy) cookbook which, surprisingly, hits the list at No. 1 ... on the other hand, she is immensely...

By Christopher Schoppa  | November 6, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Best Sellers  
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Bill Ayers's "Kafkaesque nightmare"

An authors’ dedication written 36 years ago for an anti-government book is kicking up a stink today and reviving sensitive memories of an assassinated national icon and raising questions about the nature of academic freedom. The dedication appeared on a...

By Steven E. Levingston  | November 5, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Words to soothe the Democrats’ soul

The drubbing was brutal, the balance of power has tipped, and Washington will look a little different soon – but what really has changed? The political tides roll in and roll out and, if it’s any consolation to the Democrats...

By Steven E. Levingston  | November 5, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  democratic losses; republican wins; repubican rule;  
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With Bush memoir, another embargo is broken

Book publishers have gone to great lengths in the past year to keep big political memoirs out of the hands of journalists. In response, journalists have worked themselves into a lather to obtain them. But outside of newsrooms and political...

By Stephen Lowman  | November 3, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Tags:  bush memoir; embargoed memoir  
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What can we expect of democracy?

What better time to assess the limits of democracy than right now as we are about to head into ballot box? Elections, after all, are the very cornerstone of our dream of effective self-rule. In “Democracy and the Limits of...

By Steven E. Levingston  | November 1, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  limits of self-government; limits of democracy;  
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