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What We’re Reading: Capitalism’s Viability

Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? By Robert Kuttner Almost two months ago, I praised Branko Milanovic for his ability to write a dystopian narrative about the...

What We’re Reading: Ottoman History

Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire By Jason Goodwin As the summer tourism season heats up after a long pause, books on...

What We’re Reading: Gold Digging

Toward the Midnight Sun By Eoin Dempsey As she makes the perilous journey north from Seattle to the Yukon, Anna Denton carries a heavy weight on...

What We’re Reading: After the Revolution

After the Revolution By Robert Evans Every Texan worth their salt knows that Texas fought a war of independence to become its own republic. That Texans...

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...

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What We’re Reading: Democratizing Europe and Houses

How to Democratize Europe By Stephanie Hennette, Thomas Piketty, Guillaume Sacriste and Antoine Vauchez That the European Union, and in particular the...

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