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This is the eighth of a nine part series on the Patterson School Summer Reading List. 1. China’s Trapped Transition, Minxin Pei2. The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs3. Illicit, Moises Naim4. In Spite of the Gods, Edward Luce5. The Utility of Force, Rupert Smith6. The Box, Marc Levinson7. Fair Play, James M. Olson8. Negotiating Change, […]

Book Review: The Box

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On July 13, 2007
This is the sixth of a nine part series on the Patterson School Summer Reading List. 1. China’s Trapped Transition, Minxin Pei2. The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs3. Illicit, Moises Naim4. In Spite of the Gods, Edward Luce5. The Utility of Force, Rupert Smith6. The Box, Marc Levinson The Box is about, well, big boxes. […]

B.S.

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On June 1, 2007
Here’s Neo-neocon, once again draping herself in her pre-9/11 hairshirt, offering further insight into why she wasn’t outraged by Chappaquiddick until four planes descended from the sky and shattered her world: But a much greater favorite [childhood book] was Ferdinand the Bull. Ah Ferdinand, Ferdinand, he of the fragrant flowers under the cork tree. I […]

Strawberry Days

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On April 22, 2007

We were fortunate to have Dave Neiwert in Juneau last week. The students in my US 1919-1950 course were reading Strawberry Days, Dave’s latest book about the enduring damage caused by the World

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