Tag Archive: politics

CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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Massive Pissed Love: Nonfiction 2001–2014, by Richard Hell @ NYJB

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Former punk rocker Richard Hell writes “A rewarding collection whether read straight through or sampling here and there.”

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The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government, by David Talbot @ NYJB

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“The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government” by David Talbot is a book chronicling the collision of two powerful dynasties, the Dulles family and the Kennedy family.

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Liberation, Edited and Introduced by Mark Ludwig

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“Liberation,” edited and with an introduction by Mark Ludwig, casts a global net to find out what poets think about the concept of freedom.

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CCLaP Fridays: Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech, by Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark

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This week I review a dictionary of political speak, a primer for what passes as political discourse in this country.

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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One Nation Under God: How Corporate American Invented Christian America, by Kevin M. Kruse @ NYJB

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“One Nation Under God” sheds light on the shadowy history of political conservatism, big business, and populist fervor.

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American Odd: Kooks, by Donna Kossy

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American Odd begins with a look at “Kooks,” by Donna Kossy, a compendium of strange systems of thought from the weirder crevices of the American Experience.

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CCLaP Fridays: Five Bullets, by Larry Duberstein

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Five Bullets, by Larry Duberstein, reads like a mashup between Mad Men, Schindler’s List, and Titus Andronicus.

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CCLaP Fridays: NSFW Files … the Book! Coming out next Monday (1/19/15)

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The NSFW Files includes essays on erotica written by a Nobel laureate, an outsider artist, a surrealist, and a French prisoner, among many more. Most important, the essay collection offers an answer to the question, “What dirty book should I read next?”

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