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Eric Liu on the State of Power and Activism

Opposition alone isn’t enough to win converts to a cause or enact a political agenda, argues Eric Liu, the founder of the non-profit Citizen University and author of the new book You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen.

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Publisher’s Weekly Praises Death in Nantucket

Publisher’s Weekly raves “Mathews takes readers on a holiday tour with an ocean view, complete with a murder mystery as twisted as the emotions that family can evoke.”

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Freaking out About Cyber? Read Kaplan’s Dark Territory

Osnos writes in the New Yorker “One of the most persistent challenges in this new era is, to put it bluntly, deciding how much to freak out.” Fred Kaplan’s “compelling history of cyberwarfare” describes how the head of the NSC  “had to shame his colleagues into paying attention.” Now, Osnos points out, “there remains, in political … [Read More]

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“John Maeda is to Design what Buffet is to Finance”

Maeda, a seasoned technologist who spent more than a decade at the MIT Media Lab before becoming president of RISD, a partner at VC powerhouse Kleiner Perkins, and now the head of computational design and inclusion at Automattic, travels to South By Southwest every year to deliver his Design in Technology report, a sprawling presentation that … [Read More]

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Neil Howe: Bannon’s Worldview Came from my Book

In their 1997 book The Fourth Turning, Neil Howe and William Strauss argued that American history unfolds in a recurring cycle of four-generation-long eras, including the fourth turning–a time of civic and political crisis. Steve Bannon was enthralled; he concluded that Strauss and Howe’s book predicted imminent apocalypse.

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Warren Buffett Praises Jack Bogle

“If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands- down choice should be Jack Bogle,” Buffett writes in his annual letter to shareholders. Bogle, who founded Vanguard in 1974, is the author of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, The Battle for the … [Read More]

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Change Agent’s Starred PW Review

Publisher’s Weekly raves “The depth and sophistication of Suarez’s dystopian world—not to mention his facility at making complex science intelligible to the nonexpert—rivals anything Michael Crichton ever did.”

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Economism PW Starred Review

Publisher’s Weekly notes “Kwak brings a refreshing irreverence to this upstart challenge to dogmatic ideas.”

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Ian Bremmer Announces Top Risks of 2017

Bremmer, author of Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World, discusses the dangers of a G-zero world.

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Change Agent Kirkus Review

Kirkus raves “A natural at making future shocks seem perfectly believable, Suarez (Influx, 2014, etc.) delivers his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

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PW Starred Review for Rebel Mother

Peter Andreas’ memoir of childhood revolution lauded as “luminous” by Publisher’s Weekly.

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The Fight to Vote named Washington Post Notable Book of 2016

Michael Waldman’s history of expanding voting rights joins Joshua Partlow’s A Kingdom of One’s Own on the Post’s 2016 list of Notable Books.