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Book reviews (non-fiction)

How to help the Syrians?

War reporter Rania Abouzeid gained unprecedented access to the heart of the Syrian conflict by clandestinely entering Syria over a number of years. No Turning Back tells the Syrians stories.

Opposite views of the resource crisis

The prophets say we have to turn back, the wizards conjure new paths. In an effective mix of polemics and cultural history, this book shows that the environment is a product of the ideas we have about it.

Kids of Neoliberalism

How «Generation Y» got fooled by the neoliberal promise.

The diaspora as a vantage point to modern China

From the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century more than 20 million people migrated out of China. Shelly Chan analyses the emergence of China as a nation state from the vantage point of the Chinese diaspora around the world.

Save Europe from itself

Europe suffers from an unclear crisis: The forces that should unite us are absent, while the contradictions that should generate change are too vague. A philosophical diagnostic of Europe’s sickness is required in order to prepare a sound political struggle.

A mourning sister speaks truth to power

Through reflections, prose-poems, and conversations with living and dead revolutionaries, Jackie Wang dissects the American prison system.

Understanding Hizbollah

Faith and Resistance argues that religion and rational thought are compatible.

Another day in the death of America

Another Day in the Death of America draws a grim picture of today's America and is by far one of the most influential books on arms and shootings in the US.

Alt-right and the politics of transgression

Angela Nagle bemoans the alt-right and explains what has made it a success story.

State of repression

Recently opened archival material from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq paints a different picture of the brutal dictatorship.
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