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Temple in Annawadi

Behind the Beautiful Forevers is a superb, empathic account of life in a Mumbai undercity.

The true economic legacy of the Reagan years is not tax cuts but union busting.

Has Silvio Berlusconi’s corruption deprived Italians of their liberty?

Timothy Pachirat’s gut-wrenching account of slaughterhouse work.

How did a newspaper that once represented a progressive alternative to the status quo ultimately come to be firmly identified with the state itself?

There’s more to American nonprofits than the success of wealthy donors and their large foundations.

Gitmo in the present millennium is no departure at all from the American tradition in Guantánamo Bay.

Church of Scientology, Los Angeles

The body of the church of Scientology is not well. Will its main legacy be its contribution to US tax law?


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 7, 2011