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  1. Book ImagePeddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations

    Paul Krugman

    Newsweek hailed Paul Krugman as "a superstar among economists" and went on to praise Peddling Prosperity as "the best primer around on recent U.S. economic history." Others joined the chorus.More

  2. Book ImageThe Rise of China: How Economic Reform is Creating a New Superpower

    William H. Overholt

    Long considered an overpopulated, repressive, backward country, China has in the last decade entered the small circle of advanced industrial nations. Economic reform, more than any other factor, is responsible for this progress, maintains William H. Overholt in this provocative book.More

  3. Book ImageNuclear Madness: What You Can Do

    Helen Caldicott

    "As a physician, I contend that nuclear technology threatens life on our planet with extinction. If present trends continue, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink will soon be contaminated with enough radioactive pollutants to pose a potential health hazard far greater than any plague humanity has ever experienced."--Helen CaldicottMore

  4. Book ImageCruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World

    Kanan Makiya

    "One of the most important books ever written on the state of the modern Middle East." —Geraldine Brooks, Wall Street JournalMore

  5. Book ImageEvening Chats in Beijing: Probing China's Predicament

    E. Perry Link

    “A lively survey of today’s China as seen by [its] brooding intellectuals. A terrific book.” –Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book ImageAbortion: The Clash of Absolutes

    Laurence H. Tribe

    "An important work on a monumental subject." —Anna Quindlen, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageTechnological Risk

    H. W. Lewis

    What are the real dangers, if any, toxic chemicals, the greenhouse effect, microwave radiation, nuclear power, air travel, automobile travel, carcinogens of all kinds, and other threats to our peace of mind?More

  8. Book ImageThe University: An Owner's Manual

    Henry Rosovsky

    "Superb. . . . Rosovsky has written an important book—probing, wise, shrewd, fair. . . . Deserves to be widely read." —James O. Freeman, Washington PostMore

  9. Book ImagePlaying God in the Nursery

    Jeff Lyon

    “The power of Lyon’s book is that he has successfully returned the issue of newborn intensive care from the political or ethical to the profoundly, disturbingly personal. . . . A moving, impressive book.” —Robin Marantz Henig, Washington PostMore

  10. Book ImageHawks, Doves, and Owls: An Agenda for Avoiding Nuclear War

    Graham Allison, Albert Carnesale, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    “A thorough and realistic treatment on the crucial issue of our time that should be given careful consideration by both policymakers and citizens.” —Henry KissingerMore

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