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David Weigel is an American journalist. Since 2015, he has worked for The Washington Post. Weigel previously covered politics for Slate and Bloomberg Politics and is a contributing editor for Reason magazine.
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America's Right Turn 1976-1980
Rick Perlstein - Aug 18, 2020
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From the bestselling author of Nixonland and Invisible Bridge comes a complex portrait of President Ronald Reagan that charts the rise of the modern conservative brand unlike ever before. After chronicling Americas transformation from a center-left to center-right nation for two decades, Rick Perlstein now focuses on the tumultuous life of Presiden...
Dave Weigel
Aug 03, 2020
@KatzOnEarth I love this chonky book.     source
The Demonization of the Working Class
Owen Jones - Apr 26, 2016 (first published in 2011)
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Bestselling investigation into the myth and reality of working-class life in contemporary Britain In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britains Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalized and ignorant a vast, underprivileged swa...
Dave Weigel
Jul 01, 2020
What's a book about another country's politics that informs the way you think about America's? I'll start: "Chavs" by @OwenJones84, a great study of classism that's very specific to the UK but opened my eyes to stuff here, too.     source
The Price of Peace
Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
Zachary D. Carter - May 19, 2020
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A page-turning biography of world-changing economist John Maynard Keynes and the big ideas that outlived him.In the spring of 1934, Virginia Woolf sketched an affectionate biographical portrait of her great friend John Maynard Keynes. Writing a full two years before Keynes would revolutionize the economics world with the publication of The General ...
Dave Weigel
Jun 07, 2020
Me before and after reading @zachdcarter’s book     source
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Things that Can and Cannot Be Said
Essays and Conversations
Arundhati Roy - Oct 04, 2016
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In late 2014, Arundhati Roy, John Cusack, and Daniel Ellsberg travelled to Moscow to meet with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.The result was a series of essays and dialogues in which Roy and Cusack reflect on their conversations with Snowden.In these provocative and penetrating discussions, Roy and Cusack discuss the nature of the state, empire, ...
Dave Weigel
May 16, 2019
[email protected] has a lot of interesting thoughts and questions about privacy and the threat of nuclear war. Super interesting book too     source
The World Is Flat 3.0
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Thomas L. Friedman - Aug 07, 2007 (first published in 2005)
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A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller"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. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to ...
Dave Weigel
Jan 26, 2011
Shorter #SOTU: "You know that Tom Friedman book 'The World is Flat'? Go read that." #SOTU     source
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