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Current History (2021) 120 (829): 332–335.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Keith Makoto Woodhouse A new book addresses the political, moral, and strategic questions raised by acts of property destruction aimed at curbing the use of fossil fuels. The book argues that the magnitude of the climate crisis requires more confrontational methods to force necessary changes...
Current History (2020) 119 (821): 365–368.
Published: 19 November 2020
... historical legacies books A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa M’hamed Oualdi Columbia University Press, 2020 In the world he knew, the Ottoman Empire, which sprawled from the Balkans through its Turkish heartland and across the Middle East and North Africa...
Current History (2020) 119 (818): 245–247.
Published: 20 August 2020
... at their Achilles’ heel; like a sword pointed at their Sacred Heart,” 直擊七寸, 劍指廟堂. On the morning of July 6, 2020, Xu was detained by police at his home in the western suburbs of Beijing. Friends speculated that the publication of his antigovernment philippics in book form a few weeks earlier, in direct...
Current History (2016) 115 (784): 325–327.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Frank J. Korom A new book seeks to explain how diaspora cultures interact to form new creole blends. From London to the Caribbean, carnival season can be a mashup of politics and heritage. Encountering Difference: Diasporic Traces, Creolizing Spaces , by Robin Cohen and Olivia...
Current History (2016) 115 (783): 284–286.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Joshua Lustig In her latest and most ambitious work, the oral historian Svetlana Alexievich assembles a chorus of ambivalent memories of an empire's collapse and the wrenching quarter-century since. Joshua Lustig Svetlana Alexievich books Secondhand Time Nobel Prize oral history...
Current History (2016) 115 (783): 280–283.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Alexander Etkind Three recent books about Russia and its authoritarian leader offer different theories on how a clique of former spies seized control. The worst answer is to blame the victim. The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War , by Arkady Ostrovsky...
Current History (2015) 114 (771): 157–159.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and Martha C. Nussbaum . Oxford University Press , 2015 . © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California neeti nair books freedom faith india volume wendy doniger Martha Nussbaum hindu right influence society liberal taboos...
Current History (2014) 113 (764): 252–253.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kate Merkel-Hess New books by Evan Osnos and Louisa Lim show the profound dissonance between official amnesia and personal recollections of the Tiananmen tragedy. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China , by Evan Osnos . Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2014...