Book Reviews

How Male Fantasies Now Define Female “Empowerment”

Posted October 20, 2005 by Randy Shaw

In 1991, Susan Faludi published Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. The book, which described how the media distort news to attack feminist gains, became a nationwide discussion topic and resulted in Faludi winning a National Book Critics Circle
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The Finkelstein-Dershowitz Battle over Israel

Posted September 8, 2005 by Randy Shaw

When Harvard Law Professor and self-described civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz asked Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop the University of California Press from publishing Beyond Chutzpah, he unleashed a pre-publication firestorm. It becomes clear after only a few chapters why Dershowitz
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The Survivor by John F. Harris

Posted June 30, 2005 by Michael Gause

He was both the Comeback Kid and Slick Willy, and he was vilified with ferocity by both the left and right. But whatever one’s opinion of Bill Clinton, it’s impossible to deny his natural skills as a politician and leader.
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Bangkok Tattoo, by John Burdett

Posted June 2, 2005 by Joe Eskenazi

Welcome to Bangkok, where life is cheaper than the phony Rolex watches and Armani suits hawked by cacophonous, perspiring vendors in the public square. Ladies of the night * or even the late afternoon * finance their addiction to narcotics
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Emanicipation Betrayed, by Paul Ortiz

Posted May 5, 2005 by Randy Shaw

Paul Ortiz’s Emancipation Betrayed is one of those rare books that alters much of what we know about American history. Ortiz’s account of Africa-American political life in Florida from Reconstruction to 1920 uncovers a previously unknown level of successful grassroots
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