2015 Reading: The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist This is the book…

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Reading Liberally — a political bookclub

Five years ago, I started the Staunton chapter of Reading Liberally, an offshoot of the national orgazination Living Liberally (which includes…

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2015 Reading: Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt As a pro-choice pragmatist (that’s a liberal who understand that compromise is necessary to…

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2013 Reading: Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson This book was the September selection for my Reading…

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2013 Reading: The Varieties of Scientific Experience by Carl Sagan

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan Our Reading Liberally book club…

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2013 Reading: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Third Edition by Robert Sapolsky. This might seem like an odd choice for me, but it…

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