September 04, 2021

9/11: 20 years in books

9/11: 20 years in books Sep 04 2021 In an extensive article, Carlos Lozada, nonfiction book critic of The Washington Post and the author of What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era, looks back over 20 years of books relating to 9/11. In summation, he writes: In The Forever War, Dexter Filkins describes a nation in which “something had broken fundamentally after so many years of war .?.?. there had been some kind of primal dislocation between cause and effect, a numbness wholly understandable, necessary even, given the pain.” He was writing of Afghanistan, but...

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Racism in the Dewey Decimal System

Sep 04 2021 The quickest possible glance reveals the racism in the Dewey Decimal System. We’ll use the religion section as an example. The 200s encompass all religion, nominally, although the problems with this premise are obvious. ... Each Dewey heading encompasses ten major subjects, dividing each up by subtopics that add digits to the end of the number. Six of the ten subjects in the 200s are explicitly for Christianity-related subjects. Three of those remaining are either explicitly or implicitly Judeo-Christian. Finally, at the bottom of the heap, the 290s cover“other” religions. Islam, Baha’ai, and Babism all get to...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 4, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals The Bennet Women by Eden Appiah-Kubi for $4.99 Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins for $2.99 Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas for $2.99 Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid for $7.99 The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski for $2.99 Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire for $2.99 A House is a Body by Shruti Swam for $1.99 The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver for $1.99 The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert for $2.99 The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae for $1.99 A Wizard's...

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