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Recommended Books: Non-Fiction

I have been meaning to do a Part 2 to my Recommended Books: Fiction list – put together years ago. I wanted to recommend non-fiction, from history books to biographies to essays to whatever. Here is the Non-Fiction list. I’ve … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— It’s annoyingly hot. The heat makes me feel fat and grubby. The subway is particularly awful, and I have to grit my teeth to NOT say to people who brush up against me, ‘Do you mind?’ My aversion to … Continue reading

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The Books: “We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families” (Philip Gourevitch)

I’m on my history bookshelf. Next book on this shelf is called We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch. What a book. What an unbelievable book. If … Continue reading

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The utopian premise of the Genocide Convention had been that a moral imperative to prevent efforts to exterminate whole peoples should be the overriding interest animating the action of an international community of autonomous states. This is a radical notion, … Continue reading

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Please forgive me but …

I recommended Philip Gourevitch’s Rwanda book to my friend Allison one night. We were out at a loud crazy bar, and I was screaming the title laboriously into her ear. “WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT TOMORROW WE WILL BE … Continue reading

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