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Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy by Margaret Sullivan "An excellent introduction to the essential problem of our republic. With a wake-up call like this one, we still have a chance." Timothy Snyder | "An ink-bound alarm bell. The threat Americans face, she argues, is not just the news that lies. It is also the news that will never exist in the first place." —Megan Garber, The Atlantic more

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The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project by Krithika Varagur “The Call provides a first-hand deep dive into the facts of how Saudi Arabia spawned Salafi movements abroad.... These days, when so few journalists bother to dig for facts, preferring to pontificate, Krithika Varagur’s work stands out.” —Karen Elliott House more

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Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink by Jeffrey Wasserstrom “In this well-organized, strikingly relevant work, the author provides a penetrating review of the situation through on-the-ground reporting and interviews with protest leaders like Joshua Wong and Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong…. A passionate, important study of the current affairs of a volatile region.” —Kirkus ★ starred review more

Upcoming Event

Virtual Event: John B. Judis' "The Socialist Awakening" | Book Soup

Virtual Event: John B. Judis'

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9:00pm — 10:00pm

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Upcoming Event

Virtual Event: John B. Judis + E.J. Dionne | Politics and Prose

Virtual Event: John B. Judis + E.J. Dionne | Politics and Prose

Thursday, October 8, 2020
8:00pm — 9:00pm

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8/31/2020, Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann

Bethany McLean: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

Bethany McLean: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

In 2008, the U.S. Treasury put Fannie and Freddie into a life-support state known as “conservatorship” to prevent their failure—and worldwide economic chaos. The two companies, which were always controversial, have become a battleground. Today, Fannie and Freddie are profitable again but still in conservatorship. Their profits are being redirected toward reducing the federal deficit,… more

8/24/2020, Columbia Politics Collective

The Pandemic Has Invigorated Protest Movements—and Repressive Governments, Too

The Pandemic Has Invigorated Protest Movements—and Repressive Governments, Too

The coronavirus has profoundly affected protest movements by simultaneously empowering governments and activists. In doing so, it has set up a race between protestors and governments to win the social media war—a drama that is playing out in different ways across the world. Although messy and nonuniform, social movements under COVID-19 fall into two broad… more

8/24/2020, Underreported Hosted by Nicholas Lemann

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian and

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian and "The Cosmopolites"

From the Underreported dispatch archives: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian travels the globe to meet these willing and unwitting "cosmopolites," or citizens of the world, who inhabit a new, borderless realm where things can go very well, or very badly. The story of twenty-first-century citizenship is bigger than millionaires seeking their next passport. This episode was recorded on October… more