Pride and Prejudice

Naomi Wolf’s ‘Vagina: A New Biography’

Vagina: A New Biography

by Naomi Wolf

The Agony of Syria

The Syrian Rebellion

by Fouad Ajami

Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad

by David W. Lesch

A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution

by Samar Yazbek, translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss

Cards of Identity

Zadie Smith’s ‘NW’


by Zadie Smith

In a Medical Sanctuary

God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

by Victoria Sweet

The City’s Their Stage

Diller + Scofidio: Blurred Theater

by Antonello Marotta, with a preface by Antonino Saggio

Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Inside-Out, and Still Lincoln Center

Bologna: Damiani; distributed in the US by DAP/Distributed Art Publishers,

Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston

with photographs by Iwan Baan and a foreword by Jill Medvedow

Can Romney Get a Majority?

Trends in American Values: 1987–2012: Partisan Polarization Surges in Bush, Obama Years

by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

edited by Jan E. Leighley

Are Hackers Heroes?

White hats and black hats in cyberspace

DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You

by Misha Glenny

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

by Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon

We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency

by Parmy Olson

Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power

by David E. Sanger

Dreams on the Water

Beasts of the Southern Wild

a film directed by Benh Zeitlin

Moonrise Kingdom

a film directed by Wes Anderson

Our Romance With Guns

Is there anything to be done about gun violence in America?

Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

by Adam Winkler

The City That Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control

by Franklin E. Zimring

Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America

by David M. Kennedy

Block Obama!

The Obamas

by Jodi Kantor

It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism

by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein

What Krugman & Stiglitz Can Tell Us

End This Depression Now!

by Paul Krugman

The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

The Return of ‘The Runaway General’

The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan

by Michael Hastings

Holidays in Hell

by P.J. O’Rourke

Holidays in Heck

by P.J. O’Rourke

The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan

by Gregory Feifer

The Afghan Solution: The Inside Story of Abdul Haq, the CIA and How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan

by Lucy Morgan Edwards

The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military

by Dana Priest

The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist’s Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan

by Artyom Borovik

Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War

by Svetlana Alexievich

Life and Fate

by Vasily Grossman

Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq

by Linda Robinson

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A Philosopher Defends Religion

Alvin Plantinga’s ‘Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism’

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

by Alvin Plantinga

Mexico at War

El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

by Ioan Grillo

Los señores del narco [The Lords of the Drug Trade]

by Anabel Hernández

Hate and Love in London

London: A History in Verse

edited by Mark Ford

A Revolutionary Among the Stars

A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

by Dava Sobel

China’s Lost Decade

China Airborne

by James Fallows

Demystifying the Chinese Economy

by Justin Yifu Lin

Sustaining China’s Economic Growth After the Global Financial Crisis

by Nicholas R. Lardy

An Evangel for Poetry

What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World

by Robert Hass

The Tragedy of the European Union and How to Resolve It

Germany must choose: lead or leave the euro

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