New books for the reading list?

  • The Times has a very nice review of Anthony Lewis’ new book, Freedom for the Thought That We Hate. It’s subtitled “A Biography of the First Amendment” but appears to include both history and predictions for the next 100-odd years.
  • Slate published three excerpts from Richard Thompson Ford’s The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse. I found the second one, on the issue of champagne and hip-hop culture, particularly interesting… though I will say that none of this seems like rocket science, at least at first glance.

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