Chris Hedges, "America: The Farewell Tour"

Chris Hedges, "America: The Farewell Tour"

Chris Hedges, "America: The Farewell Tour", at Politics and Prose on 8/22/18. A longtime foreign correspondent, Hedges has reported from more than fifty countries. His latest book is a profound exploration of one of the most troubled: today’s United States. Hedges, author of American Fascists and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, cites the opioid crisis, the increases in gambling and magical thinking, and the explosion of xenophobia as symptoms of a society that has lost hope. He traces this disillusionment to the twin ills of a de facto corporate coup d’état and a failed democracy. The anger and frustration these have spawned helped bring Trump to power and Hedges issues a passionate call to action to reverse them. https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781501152672 Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig out of Los Angeles and is host of the Emmy Award­–winning RT America show On Contact. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, is the author of the bestsellers American Fascists, Days of Destruction­, Days of Revolt, and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He currently teaches college credit courses in the New Jersey prison system. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/ Produced by Tom Warren

Ralph Nader, "To The Ramparts"

Ralph Nader, "To The Ramparts"

Ralph Nader discusses his book, "To The Ramparts", at Politics and Prose on 9/23/18. Since the release of Unsafe at Any Speed in 1965, Nader has led the charge against destructive and exploitative corporate power. The co-founder of public interest groups including Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law, Nader continues to demonstrate the efficacy of grassroots activism for democratic change. His new book is a searing analysis of how Big Business, abetted by the flaws of recent presidential administrations, created the political climate that put Trump in the White House. As provocative as ever, Nader takes both Democrats and Republicans to task for their failures to curb corporate excesses and their abandonment of the poor and middle-classes. https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781609808471 Born in Connecticut in 1934, RALPH NADER has spent his lifetime challenging corporations and government agencies to be more accountable to the public. His 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed permanently altered the course of a reckless U.S. automobile industry and made Nader a household name. His lobbying and writing on the food industry helped to ensure that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. One of Nader's greatest achievements was his successful lobbying for a 1974 a.m.endment to the Freedom of Information Act, which gave increased public access to government documents. Over the years he has co-founded the public interest groups Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law. His 2000 presidential campaign on the Green Party ticket served to broaden the scope of debate on the nation's priorities. Named by the Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, Nader continues to be a relentless advocate for grassroots activism and democratic change. He lives in Washington, D.C. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/ Produced by Tom Warren

Rick Riordan, "The House of Hades"

Rick Riordan, "The House of Hades"

http://bit.ly/1aEUMPL In "The House of Hades," the penultimate book in the Heroes of Olympus series, Annabeth and Percy have fallen into the Underworld. They and their fellow demigods must find a way to seal the doors leading thereto from both sides to prevent Gaea from rising—but if they succeed, how will Annabeth and Percy escape? Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Entrenched Racist Myths

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Entrenched  Racist Myths

Ta-Nehisi Coates, in conversation with Richard Rothstein, soberingly explains how racist myths are entrenched in the fabric of America, and explains how to push back against them. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/ Produced by Tom Warren

Ralph Nader, "Breaking Through Power"

Ralph Nader, "Breaking Through Power"

http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780872867055 One of The Atlantic’s hundred most influential figures in human history, Nader has been instrumental in the founding of scores of citizens groups as well as in the establishment of watchdog agencies including OSHA and the EPA. In dozens of books since his 1965 Unsafe at Any Speed, Nader has worked to educate and empower consumers. His latest call to action is an inspiring look at American citizens who have organized and waged successful fights against big business and corporate privilege; in this election year, Nader reminds readers how crucial and powerful democracy is. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/ Produced by Michael A. Kowaleski

Pete Buttigieg, "Shortest Way Home"

Pete Buttigieg, "Shortest Way Home"

Pete Buttigieg discusses his book , "The Shortest Way Home", at Politics and Prose on2/17/19. When Buttigieg left a successful business career to return to South Bend, Indiana, his hometown had been declared a “dying city” by Newsweek magazine. Elected mayor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, Buttigieg, a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy veteran, was determined to change that. Going directly to the community, he met with residents, reclaimed abandoned houses, confronted gun violence, and attracted high-tech industry. Today South Bend is a shining success, and Buttigieg’s candid and compassionate account is both an inspiring story of how politics can and should work and an introduction to one of today’s rising political figures. Buttigieg is in conversation with Jonathan Allen, a journalist for NBC News and the co-author of the books "Shattered" and "HRC". https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781631494369 Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/ Produced by Tom Warren

Matt Taibbi, "The Divide"

Matt Taibbi, "The Divide"

Matt Taibbi discusses his book at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. This event was recorded on April 21, 2014. http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780812993424 Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/

Stephen Kinzer "The Brothers"

Stephen Kinzer "The Brothers"

http://www.politics-prose.com/ To understand U.S. involvement in conflicts ranging from Guatemala to Congo to Vietnam, it's necessary to look at the lives of the Dulles brothers, John Foster, who was secretary of state, and Alan, who headed the CIA. But to see what motivated these men, Kinzer argues in this dual biography and socio-political history, you need to consider America's enduring self-image as the lone gunman, bringing order to lawless territories. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online.

Stephen King, His Books, and Their Origins at Lisner Audiotorium

Stephen King, His Books, and Their Origins at Lisner Audiotorium

Think of the many different meanings of revival—and you'll still be amazed by what King, author of more than 50 worldwide bestsellers, has in store in his latest supernatural mystery-thriller, Revival. The strange haunting of Jamie Morton begins when he's a boy and his town's new minister pays a call. The shadow cast that day will stretch long, for both Jamie and his family. Only decades later, when he's a burned-out, strung-out musician can Jamie face the full extent of what the Revd. Charles Jacobs has done to his life. http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/stephen-king-revival Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/

Stephen Kotkin, "Stalin: Volume I"

Stephen Kotkin, "Stalin: Volume I"

In the first volume of a planned three-volume life, Kotkin, Princeton history professor and acting director of the university’s Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program, and Hoover Institution research fellow, shows his subject’s evolution from one-time seminarian to ruthless dictator, linking the man’s traits—paranoia, brutality—to those of both imperial Russia and the Bolshevik power structure. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/

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