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Dying of Whiteness

There are two main ideas in Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland: Right-wing policies implemented by Republican administrations attract supporters because they align with a fundamental desire of many white voters to preserve their position at the top of an imagined racial hierarchy. …

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Nonfiction November Week 4: Stranger Than Fiction

Nonfiction November is zooming by. It’s now week 4, and this week we’re hosted by Christopher at Plucked from the Stacks: “This week we’re focusing on all the great nonfiction books that *almost* don’t seem real. A sports biography involving overcoming massive obstacles, a profile on a bizarre scam, a look…

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Why We’re Polarized

Ezra Klein says polarization is the “master story” that explains why US politics is so toxic and dysfunctional these days. His book Why We’re Polarized aims to help us make sense of it all. I don’t know how I missed this book when it first came out in January 2020,…

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Nonfiction November Week 2: Book Pairings

It’s Week 2 of Nonfiction November, hosted by Katie @ Doing Dewey. And the topic is: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe…

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Nonfiction November Week 1: My Year in Nonfiction

It’s hard to believe it’s already November! But that means it’s time for Nonfiction November. This is my second year participating. I’m looking forward to discovering lots of new bloggers, and to sharing some of my favorite books too. Rennie at What’s Nonfiction is hosting the first week. The topic…

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