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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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Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond
Jules Boykoff - 2020-04-01
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NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond investigates the intersection of the global rise of anti-Olympics activism and the declining popularity of hosting of the Games. The Olympics were once buoyed by myths of luminous prosperity and upticks in tourism and jobs, but in recent years these assuran...
Dave Weigel
Easy Sunday book recommendation: “NOlympians” by @JulesBoykoff      source
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The Book of Strange New Things
A Novel
Michel Faber - 2015-06-30 (first published in 2014)
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It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggl...
Dave Weigel
Read and really loved "The Book of Strange New Things" on vacation, belatedly realized there was an Amazon pilot for an adaptation and it sounds horrible. They killed off the wife, who he spends the novel corresponding with?      source
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America's Right Turn 1976-1980
Rick Perlstein - 2020-08-18
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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...
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@KatzOnEarth I love this chonky book.      source
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The Demonization of the Working Class
Owen Jones - 2016-04-26 (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
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
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The Price of Peace
Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
Zachary D. Carter - 2020-05-19
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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 ...
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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 - 2016-10-04
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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
[email protected] has a lot of interesting thoughts and questions about privacy and the threat of nuclear war. Super interesting book too      source
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The World Is Flat 3.0
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Thomas L. Friedman - 2007-08-07 (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
Shorter #SOTU: "You know that Tom Friedman book 'The World is Flat'? Go read that." #SOTU      source
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In Cold Blood
Truman Capote - 1994-02-01 (first published in 1965)
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On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, ...
Dave Weigel
My favorite Truman Capote book is During Cold Blood. #blumenthalisms      source
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