History - Modern - 21st Century

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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of...

Thomas L. Friedman

"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005...

Published: Jul 2007

Understanding ISIS and the New Global...

Phyllis Bennis

CLEAR EXPLANATIONS OF RECENT EVENTS IN THE NEW GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORThe US is back at war. A new version of what was once known as George W. Bush's "global war on terror" has become the central component of American foreign p...

Published: Apr 2015

A Good Life

Ben Bradlee

The classic New York Times bestselling memoir by legendary Executive Editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee—with a new foreword by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and an afterword by Sally Quinn.The most important, glamorous, and...

Published: Nov 2017

Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Diss...

Eric Burin

Protesting on Bended Knee eyes the modern crusade for racial equality through the prism of the demonstrations associated with Colin Kaepernick, a professional football player who in 2016 began kneeling during the national anthem to dr...

Published: Oct 2018

Dirty Rubles: An Introduction to Trum...

Olear Greg

Trump/Russia is the greatest political scandal in American history. It's also the most complex. In this remarkable and necessary work, novelist Greg Olear weaves the loose threads of Trump/Russia into a short, easy-to-follow narrative...

Published: May 2018

The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

Slavoj I. Ek

Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation, obscure destructive ...

Published: Sep 2012

The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagog...

James Kirchick

The disintegration of Europe’s post–Cold War consensus in the face of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression

Published: Mar 2018

Story of my People

Edoardo Nesi

Winner of the 2011 Strega Prize, this blend of essay, social criticism, and memoir is a striking portrait of the effects of globalization on Italy's declining economy. Starting from his family's textile factory in Prato, Tuscany, Edo...

Published: Aug 2014

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

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Published: Aug 2019
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