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Book Review: The real “Good News About Bad Behavior” is that the kids are already alright

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Good News About Bad Behavior by Kathleen Reynolds Lewis.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: “The Bone and Sinew of the Land” recovers some American history that actually has been erased

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Anna-Lisa Cox's new book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L. Moore burns bright and goes out too soon

Excerpt: It's a rare thing for a book to conclude and the reader's biggest complaint be that there quite wasn't enough of it. Yet, that's what Darnell L. Moore accomplished with his memoir No Ashes in the Fire.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Media & Culture, Spirituality
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Book Review: Barbara Ehrenreich is old enough to die, but still has plenty to say

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer" by Barbara Ehrenreich.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: Read “Inventing Ourselves” to learn about the latest brain science research

Excerpt: Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore's book Inventing Ourselves is a fascinating examination of what recent decades of technological progress and investigation have shown us about the teenage brain.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: Author Christian Davenport, for one, welcomes our new “Space Barons”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, by Christian Davenport.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture, Technology
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At Everett Library, crowd gathers to discuss Trump, fascism, and white supremacism

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of yesterday's symposium on right wing extremism with investigative journalists David Neiwert and Scott North, titled The Radical Right and Its Effects on Communities.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Media & Culture, National Defense, Party Politics
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Book Review: “Fifty Million Rising” explains how women are changing the Muslim world

Excerpt: Saadia Zahidi's look at the cohort of "The Generation of Working Women Transforming the Muslim World" doesn't contradict itself, but it is large and containing multitudes. It couldn't be anything less and still true, spanning as it does thirty Muslim-majority countries from North Africa all the way to Southeast Asia.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Media & Culture, World Commmunity
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Book Review: The airing of grievances in Donna Brazile’s “Hacks” comes at her true crime memoir’s expense

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Donna Brazile's Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House. The book has been portrayed in the mass media as a juicy tell-all, but a good chunk of it is actually a cybersecurity clinic that's worth reading.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: David Neiwert’s “Alt-America” is a very necessary — but difficult — read

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Alt-America, local author David Neiwert's well-researched book about the rise of the radical right in the Trump error.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: Morgan Simon’s “Real Impact” is a guide to socially responsible investing

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change by impact investor Morgan Simon.
Written by:David A Johnson
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LIVE from Seattle: Hillary Clinton comes to the Paramount to discuss “What Happened?”

Excerpt: Hillary Clinton is in the Emerald City for the Seattle stop of her What Happened? book tour. Read NPI's take on her appearance at the Paramount Theatre.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: “The Future of War: A History” could be a bit more forward-looking

Excerpt: Lawrence Freedman’s "The Future of War: A History" is only about the more martial of the two human endeavors, but there’s a lot to love in it.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: Bernie Sanders’ “Guide to Political Revolution” aims to be teen resource

Excerpt: Democ­rats still get into argu­ments about the mer­its (or lack there­of) of Hillary Clin­ton’s and Bernie Sanders’ can­di­da­cies for the 2016 Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion. It’s why many of us on the left con­tin­ue, inex­orably, view­ing con­tem­po­rary events as a chance to re-lit­i­gate that con­test and who was right. To say that Bernie Sanders: Guide to […]
Written by:David A Johnson
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