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    Book Discussion on Disaster Capitalism

    Antony Loewenstein talked about his book, Disaster Capitalism, in which he takes a critical look at companies like Halliburton, G4S, and Serco that make money off of natural and man-made…

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    Banned Books Week Event with David Levithan and Meg Medina

    David Levithan, author of Boy Meets Boy, Coe Booth, author of Kinda Like Brothers, and Meg Medina, author of Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, talked about their experiences and the…

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    Book Discussion on Dear Reader

    Michael Malice talked about about his book, Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il, in which he explores the life and influence of former North Korean Leader, Kim Jong…

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    Book Discussion on Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA

    Editors and contributors of the book Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA talked about problems with capitalism and what it would be like to live in a socialist America. This event was…

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    Book Discussion on The American Way of Eating

    Tracie MacMillan talked about America’s food industry, from how the country’s food is grown and produced to what is being eaten and how wages and cost affect our level of…

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    Book Discussion on Land of the Lost Souls

    Cadillac Man talked about his book Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets (Bloomsbury USA; March 17, 2009). In the book he recounts his story of life from middle-class American to…

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    The Fight Against AIDS in Africa

    Panelists talked about the fight against AIDS in Africa. Topics included needle exchange campaigns, the state of AIDS awareness, prevention, and treatment campaigns, and the progress…

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    Book Discussion on When News Lies: Media Complicity and the Iraq War

    Mr. O’Connor interviewed Danny Schecter about his book When News Lies: Media Complicity and the Iraq War, published by Select Books with a DVD documentary, WMD: Weapons of Mass…

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    Book Discussion on Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated

    Dave Eggers and Lola Vollen talked about the book they co-edited, Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated, published by McSweeney’s. They asserted that…

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    Publishing Memoirs Panel

    Authors discussed the concept of the memoir with moderator David Rakoff. The panelists talked about the increasing popularity of the memoir and how younger and younger writers are…

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    Book Discussion on Teachers Have It Easy

    The authors, former teachers and the son of teachers, talked about their book "Teachers Have It Easy": The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers, published by New…

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    Publishing and Selling Books in Translation

    Publishers of translated books, booksellers, and literary critics discussed the problems of publishing, marketing, and selling works in translation, including reversing the trend of fewer…

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    Book Discussion on Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season

    Mr. Taibbi was interviewed by Mr. Dana about his book Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season, published by New Press. It is a collection of articles he wrote…

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    Book Discussion on Children at War

    Mr. Singer talked about his book Children at War, published by Pantheon. Through interviews with child soldiers, the author examined the reasons children enter the army and…

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    Literary Blogs and Their Influence

    Panelists discussed their book-related Internet web logs (blogs) and assessed the influence they have had on the industry, the growing use of the Internet in the publishing industry, and…

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