Politics and Prose
Politics and Prose

Politics and Prose is a bookstore in Washington.

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March 23 2018 7:00 AMHistory Teaches Us to ResistCivil rights icon Mary Frances Berry swore she’d never write another book. Then Trump got elected.
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March 9 2018 7:00 AMThe Common GoodRobert Reich urges Americans to come together and reverse the vicious cycle of contemporary politics.
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Feb. 23 2018 10:47 AMThe World Only Spins ForwardIsaac Butler and Dan Kois relate the history of the groundbreaking play Angels in America.
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Feb. 9 2018 7:00 AMYour Pain Makes SenseJohann Hari, with Andrew Sullivan, on the root causes of depression and rethinking how we treat it.
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Jan. 26 2018 11:47 AMRace in America 2018White House correspondent April Ryan leads a panel of writers and thinkers on racial issues in 2018 and beyond.
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Jan. 5 2018 10:42 AMThe Truth MattersBruce Bartlett explains how to find the truth amid a cacophony of news sources.
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Dec. 22 2017 7:18 AMPositive ProximityDar Williams has a theory about why some small towns thrive.
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Dec. 8 2017 11:19 AMHer Body and Other PartiesCarmen Maria Machado reads from her electric new book and talks about breaking the rules of fiction.
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Nov. 24 2017 7:15 AMThe Future Is HistoryMasha Gessen explores post-Soviet history through the lives of four young people.
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Nov. 10 2017 7:19 AMThe Man Behind the SpeechHow Khizr Khan fell in love with the American dream.
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Oct. 27 2017 11:06 AMGhosts, Myths, and MemoriesWhen Colin Dickey visited America’s haunted places, he didn’t find ghosts; he found a forgotten past.
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Oct. 13 2017 12:02 PMNasty Women Unite!Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding assemble great feminist writers to confront Trump’s America.
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Sept. 29 2017 7:09 AMThe Burning GirlIn her latest novel, Claire Messud navigates the complexities of female adolescent friendship.
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Sept. 15 2017 7:24 AMCrash OverrideWhen Zoë Quinn’s life was upended by Gamergate, she built a system to help other victims of online abuse.
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Sept. 1 2017 10:55 AMHow to Be a MuslimHaroon Moghul has some thoughts on being Muslim in the 21st century—and they involve Star Wars analogies.
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March 16 2018 10:49 AMBeauty and The BellesYA authors Dhonielle Clayton and Jason Reynolds on pushing against beauty norms and creating inclusive fantasy worlds.
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March 2 2018 10:44 AMEloquent RageBrittney Cooper celebrates black women’s anger as a positive force for social change.
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Feb. 16 2018 7:00 AMTrumpocracyDavid Frum on how Donald Trump is undermining democracy and forcing Americans to reconsider their values.
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Feb. 2 2018 8:38 AMBrave New PatriarchyIn Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas, women struggle to control their destinies after the government strips away control of their bodies.
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Jan. 12 2018 7:30 AMBarbecues and Burning CrossesHistorian Linda Gordon considers the rise, fall, and legacy of the KKK in the 1920s.
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Dec. 29 2017 11:05 AMThe Year in ReviewFascinating authors are always visiting Politics and Prose; here are some of our favorites from 2017.
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Dec. 15 2017 7:23 AMThe Joy of Cooking BloggingDeb Perelman on blogging, finding culinary inspiration, and dealing with fussy kids.
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Nov. 30 2017 6:03 PMHumanizing GodReza Aslan explains how we tend to perceive God as a divine version of ourselves.
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Nov. 17 2017 10:27 AMA Good CryAcclaimed poet and civil rights icon Nikki Giovanni reflects on her past and dreams about the future.
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Nov. 3 2017 7:13 AMTravel DeathstinationsMortician Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to study different funeral rituals.
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Oct. 20 2017 11:00 AMOf Dogs and MailmenEileen Myles has woven a surreal and moving memoir about her beloved late pit bull, Rosie.
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Oct. 6 2017 10:54 AMBarack Obama’s Funny BoneSpeechwriter David Litt was behind some of Obama’s best comedic moments.
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Sept. 22 2017 7:15 AMThe New Lost GenerationDanielle Allen discusses the impact of mass incarceration on her cousin, who was imprisoned at 15.
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Sept. 8 2017 11:29 AMDeath LotteryMark Bowden and Bob Woodward discuss Vietnam—and why war is an unfair and deadly game.
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Aug. 25 2017 10:24 AMA Brief History of RacismIbram X. Kendi on the history of racist thought and how racist policies are the cradle of racist ideas.

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