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Several new books on Martin Luther King takes a closer look at the rhetoric and economic politics of the civil rights icon.

Shelby Steele's book on Barack Obama, an outdated critique of identity politics, misses the candidate's essential power.

In Defying Dixie, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore seeks to reclaim the radical origins of the modern civil rights struggle.

Is there more to racism in America than intolerance and immorality? Four books shed light.

Two books dissect the contentious, confusing debate over gun control and the frequently misinterpreted Second Amendment.

To mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, some daily inspiration from the experts who led us there.

The collected nonfiction of Roberto Bolaño is a treasure trove filled with straw and dust, jewels and gold.

Who's more to blame in the Love and Consequences hoax: the faux ghetto girl or the credulous book editors and reviewers who so eagerly snapped up her story?

In a pair of groundbreaking books, Israeli historian Hillel Cohen explores the thorny issue of Palestinian collaboration with Zionists.

Beyond the sensationalism and the sound bites, the Duke rape case reveals the perils of unchecked prosecutorial power.

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A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 6, 2011