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Dissonance and Dissidents Between Marxist Theory and Practice in Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘N’ Roll

In two contrasting worlds, Stoppard's play shows how Marxist materialism became indefensible in the Soviet bloc. Read More »

Book Review: The Best Book on the Market: How to Stop Worrying and Love the Free Economy by Eamonn Butler

Just in time for the possible recession: a reminder of why markets work so well. Read More »

Book Review: All About The Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America by John McWhorter

The author argues that hip-hop is metaphysical at best, mystical at the least, but a political tour de force? Not yet, and maybe never. Read More »

Book Review: This Land Is Their Land – Reports from a Divided Nation by Barbara Ehrenreich

Do you care about where America now is economically in relation to where it used to be? Read More »

Republican Truths for Fun and Profit

Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the political water... Read More »

Book Review: The Dumbest Generation – How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future by Mark Bauerlein

Despite his heavy reliance on statistics, author Mark Bauerlein doesn't convince the skeptics that we're getting dumber. Read More »

Book Review: A Case Of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif

A refreshing antidote to today's omnipresent War On Terror rhetoric. Read More »

Book Review: Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester

A story set in Hong Kong, a city that is almost a character, where immigrants grapple with globalisation. Read More »

Summer 2008 Political Fiction, Real World and Otherwise

Why do these books have politics as a subtext? Maybe because it's a political year - or maybe some strange force led me to them. Read More »

Book Review: Espionage and Intelligence (Current Controversies), Edited by Debra A. Miller

Spooks 101. Read More »