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Book Review: Laura Spinney’s Pale Rider re-examines the biggest tragedy of the 1900s

Excerpt: It’s become a stan­dard bit of twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry triv­ia that as ter­ri­ble as the First World War was, the 1918 flu pan­dem­ic coin­cid­ing with the armistice killed more than the con­flict itself. Now, an espe­cial­ly pedan­tic per­son might want to argue that WWI real­ly was the begin­ning of the ‘Sec­ond Thir­ty Years War’. They might treat as […]
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: Sasha Abramsky’s Jumping At Shadows explores America’s culture of fear

Excerpt: Abramsky makes a convincing case that we're clearly not worried enough about what's actually commonly dangerous and preventable compared with things that are rare, unavoidable, or outright false.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Book Review: Lynda V. Mapes’ Witness Tree makes for pleasant summertime reading

Excerpt: If human­i­ty does­n’t imme­di­ate­ly reduce our emis­sions of car­bon diox­ide, methane, and oth­er cli­mate-warm­ing air pol­lu­tants, glob­al tem­per­a­tures could rise by as much as 11.5 degrees Fahren­heit by the end of the cen­tu­ry, accord­ing to the Inter­gov­ern­men­tal Pan­el on Cli­mate Change’s most pes­simistic fore­casts. For some rea­son, this knowl­edge isn’t as fright­en­ing to us as […]
Written by:David A Johnson
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LIVE from Seattle’s U District: Bernie Sanders joins supporters to discuss Our Revolution

Excerpt: Good evening from the Uni­ver­si­ty Dis­trict, and wel­come to NPI’s live cov­er­age of the Seat­tle stop of Bernie Sanders’ Our Rev­o­lu­tion book tour. Sen­a­tor Sanders is join­ing a packed house of sup­port­ers at Uni­ver­si­ty Tem­ple Unit­ed Methodist Church to pro­mote his recent­ly-released book and talk about the direc­tion of the pro­gres­sive move­ment as Amer­i­ca enters […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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