A Passion for Ignorance What We Choose Not to Know and Why

This provocative audiobook narrated by Lisa Coleman explores our capacity to ignore what is inconvenient or traumaticIgnorance, whether passive or active, conscious or...

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Billionaire Wilderness The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West

This audiobook narrated by John Chancer takes you to Teton County, Wyoming, where the ultra-wealthy romanticize rural poverty and leverage the natural world to ascend even higher...

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The Preacher's Wife The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities

From the New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, a fascinating look at the world of Christian women celebritiesSince the...

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Making Up Your Own Mind Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving

How you can become better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills We solve countless problems - big and small - every day. With so much practice,...

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Workers' Tales Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain

A collection of political tales—first published in British workers’ magazines—selected and introduced by acclaimed critic and author Michael RosenIn the late nineteenth and...

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The Arab Winter A Tragedy

Why the conventional wisdom about the Arab Spring is wrongThe Arab Spring promised to end dictatorship and bring self-government to people across the Middle East. Yet everywhere...

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Alien Oceans The Search for Life in the Depths of Space

Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar systemWhere is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the...

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Why Trust Science?

Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthyDo doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate...

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The Fire Is upon Us James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America

How the clash between the civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism continues to illuminate America's racial divideOn February 18, 1965, an overflowing crowd...

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A World Divided The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States

A global history of human rights in a world of nation-states that grant rights to some while denying them to othersOnce dominated by vast empires, the world is now divided into...

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