WIP still has funds from our “Readers Review” grant. Each month we publish a list of books (see right column). If you’d like to be considered to review one of them, email us and put BOOK REVIEW in the subject line. We will buy the book (or reimburse you if you buy it) and pay $50 if the review is accepted. If any of these books looks interesting, let us know. Or propose a book yourself.
What Orwell Didn’t Know: Propaganda and the New Face of American Politics, Andras Szanto, ed. Uses George Orwell’s essay Politics and the English Language to shed light on today’s TV and social media narratives.
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Marcia Chatelain. You thought you knew who makes and who eats MacDonald hamburgers? Maybe not.
Newly on the list
The Kapernick Effect, Dave Zinn. What happened in high schools and colleges after the furor about Kapernick’s knee died down.
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, Adam Winkler. Businessmen worked steadily to get the upper hand…beginning 100 years ago! Good read for history buffs.
Rise of the Warrior Cop, Radley Balko. What came of telling cops we’re in a “war” on drugs, crime, terrorism etc. and giving them military equipment to wage that war.