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    A History of Violence

    Oscar Martinez talked about his book, A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America, about the origins of violence in the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and…

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    Panel Discussion on Verso Books' Counterblasts Series

    Andrew Hsaio moderated a discussion of the first three books in the “Counterblasts” series from Verso Books. They are polemical takes on influential liberal writers Thomas Friedman, Bernard-Henri Levy, and Michael…

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    Words and Money

    Andre Schiffrin, founder of The New Press, argues that media conglomeration has led to the death of serious reportage in the United States. The author presents his thoughts on the current…

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    The Obama Syndrome

    Tariq Ali takes a critical look at Barack Obama’s presidency. He argues that President Obama has continued, without much change, George W. Bush’s war on terrorism and has repeatedly capitulated…

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    The Changing Face of the Publishing Industry

    The panel discussed how changes in the publishing industry have affected what America reads. Mr. Schiffrin is the author of The Business of Books: How the International Conglomerates Took Over…

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    Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie

    Roxann Dunbar-Ortiz read from her book which describes her ancestors coming to the United States and how they came to live in Oklahoma. Her book also describes her own experiences living in…