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Book Review: What if we Tax and Spend Wisely? – ‘We Are Better Than This’

BOOK REVIEW: While it's aimed at policy wonks instead of the normal reading public, "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money" (ISBN: 9780199332243) by Edward D. Kleinbard contains much that could help the USA live up to our repeated claims of being the greatest nation in the world.

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Book Review: Good Title, Bad Title for ‘How Beatles Destroyed Rock’

REVIEW: With an eye-catching title, Elijah Wald's "How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music" (ISBN: 9780199756971) is an off-kilter look at the progression of music from ragtime to rock to rap, with lots of insights on swing, jazz, folk, and blues. Consistently interesting and fun to read, the book pays special attention to what the media and the American mindset have done to influence the music we hear today.

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Getting in Touch with your Inner Racist: Book Review of ‘Dog Whistle Politics’

BOOK REVIEW: In the most important American book of the year so far, Ian Haney Lopez presents a ton of facts and a mountain of logical deductions about race, politics and the nation's future in 'Dog Whistle Politics' (ISBN: 9780199964277). Reading it is like pulling off a scab.

Book Review: Brilliant Words on Music in ‘Visions of Jazz’

BOOK REVIEW: It isn't easy getting a handle on a genre that ranges from the smooth swing of a Benny Goodman to the jagged edges of an Ornette Coleman but Gary Giddins' 'Visions of Jazz' (ISBN: 0-19-507675-3) is a beautiful book that makes delightful reading for any jazz lover.

New Book: Infringement Nation, by John Tehranian

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Publishers Newswire/ -- To coincide with the 300th anniversary of copyright law, Oxford University Press announced this week the much-anticipated release...

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