Carol Anderson wins a National Book Critics award for White Rage

Professor Carol Anderson’s White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide has won the National Book Critics Circle award in the criticism category. Congratulations! This work of cultural criticism about the subtle function of racism in America grew from an essay that Anderson published in The Washington Post in 2014. [WashingtonPost.com]

Shadi Hamid on Trump’s “Muslim Ban”

At the Washington Post, Shadi Hamid explores “The dangerous questions Muslims are facing.” There is panic at the airport. Some of the stories, after President Trump issued his executive order targeting Muslim immigrants, remind me of what I saw in the Middle East. No one has been killed, of course. But when an Iraqi who… Read more »

Sam Weinman interviewed at the Washington Post

Sam Weinman talked about his book and explained “how to teach your kids to lose (and why that’s okay).” Washington Post: What made you want to focus on how to handle losing? Sam Weinman: I originally envisioned it as a small challenge I faced with my boys, but I realized this theme permeates throughout everything… Read more »

Marc Dunkelman’s TEDx talk covered at WaPo

“American democracy is premised on a community-level strength,” Marc Dunkleman argues. And the erosion of those community-level/middle-ground relationships has all sorts of negative consequences for how we think about politics, policy and what our government and our elected leaders should do. The most important of which is the death of reasoned compromise or even believing… Read more »

Washington Post review of Shadi Hamid’s new book

Shadi Hamid has received a great review for his book Islamic Exceptionalism at WaPo. There’s something going on with Muslims, Donald Trump repeats ominously, something about this faith and this group that threatens the West. So let’s bar their entry into the United States, the presumptive Republican nominee argues, until we figure out what it… Read more »

WaPo profiles Rafi Mohammed

Rafi Mohammed was recently featured in the Washington Post piece, “Pricing goods in an era of Web shopping.” Rafi Mohammed, Ph.D., is the founder of Culture of Profit LLC, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, consulting firm that helps businesses develop and improve pricing strategies. He says those who don’t have a powerful brand like Apple need to… Read more »

Two new reviews for Emma Seppälä’s The Happiness Track

Emma Seppälä’s new book is due out on January 26th. It just received praise from the NY Post and Washington Post: “Happiness may seem like a hard thing to study, but Seppälä, the science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, brings together the growing body of research… Read more »