Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama’s Brain, Breadline USA, American Furies and The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives. His latest book, The House of 20,000 Books, was published by New York Review Books in September. He is currently working on a book about the role of fear and demagoguery in American culture, forthcoming from Nation Books in 2017.
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