Articles and Blog Posts
- "Rise of the Single-Woman Voter" by Hanna Rosin, Slate, March 13, 2012 – On the rise of the fastest-growing voter group. "These days your daughter, or even your mistress, is the better campaign target."
- "Sexuality, Independence, Economic Empowerment: A Q&A with Liza Mundy" by Marc Schultz, Publishers Weekly, March 16, 2012 – The author of "The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family" talks about a trend of women out-earning their male spouses.
- On the flipside, "America wants to keep women in line": "Rihanna, Chris Brown, and pop music’s female trouble" by Miles Raymer, Chicago Reader, February 29, 2012, and "2012: The Year of the Dissolving Diva" by Katherine St. Asaph, The Atlantic, March 13, 2012.
The Book Stack
- Anne Applebaum, "Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe," New York: Pantheon Books, 1994 — A travelogue, with a historic backdrop, documenting a journey through plains long contested by empires and peoples: today’s Kaliningrad, Lithuania, and western Belarus and Ukraine. – American Robotnik review – BUY NOW
- Richard Florida, "The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life," New York: Basic Books, 2003 – Creatives are taking over the economy. – BUY NOW
- Charles Murray, "Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010," New York: Crown Forum, 2012 – How the rich get richer and more isolated, and the poor get poorer and less community-minded. Or, "[o]ur nation is coming apart at the seams of class." – BUY NOW
- David Weinberger, "Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room," New York: Basic Books, 2011 – Knowledge no longer resides in books or experts’ heads—it’s in the network, and there’s more of it than ever. – BUY NOW
Do you have any recommendations for readings about America, immigration, or Central/Eastern Europe? Please share in Comments.