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by Arlie Russell Hochschild
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Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Mon Apr 24th, 2017

Strangers in Their Own Land; Anger and Mourning on the American Right, A Journey to the Heart of the Political Divide, by Arlie Russell Hochschild,  The New Press 2016

This exceptionally well-written book addresses the political paradox that Democrats were puzzling...

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Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Tue Apr 4th, 2017

The autobiography is thoroughly interesting and easy to read, devoid of the superficiality or narcissism that afflicts most autobiographies. This is the history of spirit whose journey through the artistic imagination is rooted in an international humanitarian ethic. Unlike Béla Bartók, the...

by John Nixon
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Tue Jan 24th, 2017

Do we need another book to add to the already extensive library devoted to the Iraq War?  This one adds first-hand testimony from a CIA analyst whose brief was Saddam Hussein, the principal target of a war that began in 2003 and may not yet be over some 14 years later.  

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Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Fri Dec 2nd, 2016

Do you have a friend who enjoys satire? If you do, this short novel may be the perfect gift. The novel takes its cue from Lawrence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy (1767 ). Although not as obscure as Sterne’s book, American readers might be a little challenged to identify some of the...

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