THE DIVIDE by Matt Taibbi

April 21, 2014

Matt Taibbi spoke about his book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap , at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice—the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor. He uncovers the startling looting that preceded the financial collapse; a wild conspiracy of billionaire hedge fund managers to destroy a company through dirty tricks; and the story of a whistleblower who gets in the way of the largest banks in America, only to find herself in the crosshairs. On the other side of the Divide, Taibbi takes us to the front lines of the immigrant dragnet; into the newly punitive welfare system which treats its beneficiaries as thieves; and deep inside the stop-and-frisk world, where standing in front of your own home has become an arrestable offense. As he narrates these incredible stories, he draws out and analyzes their common source: a perverse new standard of justice, based on a radical, disturbing new vision of civil rights.

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap By Matt Taibbi, Molly Crabapple (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Taibbi, Molly Crabapple (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780812983630
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Published: Random House - October 21st, 2014


April 16, 2014

Ezekiel J. Emanuel spoke about his book, Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Starting with a history of how the American health care system achieved its current unwieldy shape, Dr. Emanuel, chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s department of medical ethics and health policy, shows how miraculous the passage of the Affordable Care Act was—similar pledges by presidents back to Teddy Roosevelt all came to nothing—and foresees ways the Act, too, is likely to be reformed in the future.

HRC by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

February 24, 2014

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes spoke about their book, HRC, at Politics & Prose on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Hillary Clinton’s surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. And yet, six years later, she has reemerged as an even more powerful and influential figure, a formidable stateswoman and the presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, marking one of the great political comebacks in history.

HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton By Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804136778
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Crown - February 17th, 2015