Books

Thomas Jefferson Was a Muslim
A candidate was accused of being a closet Muslim. In the 18th century, not the 21st.
April 25, 2014

In the smear campaign before the U.S. presidential election, a candidate was accused of being a closet Muslim. The time was the 18th century, not the 21st.

Piketty's 'Capital': A Hit That Was, Wasn't, Then Was Again
How the French tome has rocked the tiny Harvard University Press
April 24, 2014

Here's the story of how a 700-page French economics book topped Amazon—and sent a small publisher scrambling.

Thomas Piketty Is Right
Everything you need to know about 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'
April 22, 2014

Here's everything you need to know about 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'

Barbara Ehrenreich: I'm an Atheist, But Don't Rule Out "Mystical Experiences"
A Q&A with the author of "Living With a Wild God"
April 20, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich wants you to take mystical experiences seriously, unless they involve a benevolent monotheistic deity.

Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?
The unhappy history of the workplace
April 20, 2014

Ninety-three percent of people who work in cubicles “would prefer a different workspace.”

U.S. Cold War Policy Was Designed by a Bigot
George Kennan's diaries reveal just how much he hated America
April 19, 2014

In his decades of influential writing and policymaking, George Kennan presented himself as a hard-headed realist. He was anything but.

The Stars of Jo Becker's Misleading Book on Gay Marriage Are Racing to Claim Even More Credit
April 18, 2014

The stars of Jo Becker's misleading book are racing to claim even more credit.

García Márquez Liberated the Spanish Language from the Tyranny of the Past
April 18, 2014

His liberator's urge was not a matter of leftism. The urge was literary.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927-2014
April 17, 2014

A moving remembrance of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has passed away.

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic
April 16, 2014

"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."

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