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What We’re Reading: The Holocaust and Capitalism

Generations of the Holocaust Martin S. Bergmann and Milton E. Jucovy I sometimes read books on Judaism, because, well, I’m Jewish. There’s a part of Judaism...

What We’re Reading: The Evolution of Money and the Russian State

The History of the Russian State By Boris Akunin “The History of the Russian State” is a project by Boris Akunin – the pen name of...

What We’re Reading: Goodbye to Budapest

Goodbye to Budapest: A Novel of the Hungarian Uprising By Margarita Morris Hungary was far from free after World War II. Despite the collapse of the...

What We’re Reading: Ugly History

The Jakarta Method By Vincent Bevins “The Jakarta Method” traces the evolution of U.S. Cold War anti-communist tactics in the Third World (his word, not mine,...

What We’re Reading: Helpless and Hopeless

Eagle Against the Sun By Ronald H. Spector Today, we tend to view the period between the German surrender in May 1945 and the Japanese capitulation...

What We’re Reading: Latin American Debt and Russian Science Fiction

The Dance of the Millions: Latin America and the Debt Crisis By Jackie Roddick Latin America has been hit hard by the pandemic for a host...

What We’re Reading: From Loyalty to Disillusionment

The Lives of Others Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck In “The Lives of Others,” a Stasi agent is assigned to investigate the true loyalties of...

What We’re Reading: The Future of War and History of Hip-Hop

2034: A Novel of the Next World War By Elliot Ackerman and Adm. James Stavridis “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” is the latest...

What We’re Reading: Babies and Bad Guys

Challenge of the World Population Explosion U.S. Government Accountability Office While browsing Amazon, I came across a literary wonder: a book published by a federal agency...

What We’re Reading: Swordplay and Cake

The Book of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi “The Book of Five Rings” explores Japanese sword fighting techniques from the 1600s. I had low expectations when...

What We’re Reading: A Story of Survival

A House in the Sky By Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett Traveling through conflict zones isn’t for the faint at heart. There are a number of...

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