All reviews published by Zócalo Public Square unless otherwise noted. Not looking for book reviews? See my portfolio. Asia The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa by Deborah Brautigam March 9, 2010 If the headlines are any indication, it’s time for a proper China scare. China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom by […]
Southern California friends, I’d love to see you at this event. If the chance to hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson doesn’t convince you, maybe this cool poster from Maritess Santiago at the UCI Humanities Collective will: If you have any questions for Mr. Johnson, please leave them in comments.
After years of writing about Asia and globalization, politics and conflict, I’ve taken on a new gig as the community manager and frequent blogger at ReportingonHealth.org. Certainly, there are a lot of new skills and background to pick up as I learn more about health in America, but, as it turns out, my dual interests […]
If you are looking for downtime reading, here are a few of my favorite, most enjoyable nonfiction choices from my reviews for Zócalo Public Square:
I’m spending most of this month and last looking over the Hudson River, from Jersey City to New York. It’s a good vantage point to be an observer of global interactions and politics. It is from here that I read wrote most of the books I have reviewed so far for Zócalo Public Square. Three […]
Last week, Zócalo Public Square ran the first book review I wrote for them. The inaugural piece was on The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty by R. Glenn Hubbard and William Duggan. Here’s an excerpt: In 2006, Warren Buffet made a $31 billion gift to the Gates Foundation. He explained the generous donation […]
is the nfl weakening defense of redskins’ name3. Texas A OT Jake Matthews: The son of NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, the Aggies standout will get even more attention now that Luke Joeckel has left College Station. He may even be able to get drafted ahead of a quarterback depending on which teams are […]
Ok, maybe not so big to you, but big to me. After struggling with bugginess and hand-coding for years, I finally made the switch from Movable Type to WordPress. Let me know what you think and if you find any broken links. RSS feeds and permalinks should still work properly (fingers crossed).