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Lessons From Machiavelli

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

Machiavelli was not the cynical toady for tyrants that seems to be his reputation. He was a small-r republican, who believed that a practical politician needs to combine principle and grit to accomplish anything, particularly anything great and lasting.

The Future of Printed Literature: A Digital Dilemma

Mia R. Benenate | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Mia R. Benenate

My prediction for the future of the printed word, is that it will become an article of rarity and reverence -- similar to fine art. I foresee the book becoming something like a Matisse or Picasso.

WATCH: Comedian John Hodgman On The Future Of Bookstores

Posted 10.17.2011 | Books

The Daily Show last night featured a piece on the decline of the bookstore. Author and comedian John Hodgman asked Jon Stewart, "Did you know books us...

Noam Chomsky Says "Everyone Is An Illegal Immigrant" Aside From Native Americans

Guernica Magazine | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

In an interview with Luis Cárdenas of Guernica Magazine, Noam Chomsky hints that Mexican journalists are too scared to report on the U.S. government...

America's 10 Hottest Retailers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

The Great Recession has hardly put the average American in a spending mood -- but some retailers have a knack for attracting new customers. Looking...

This Year's Kings Of Corporate Layoffs

24/7 Wall St. | JON C. OGG | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Financial markets have been reeling as investors grow more concerned about the economy: An S&P downgrade of the full faith and cre...

Former Borders Employee: 'My Life At The Dumbest Bookstore Chain'

The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper | By Paul Constant | Posted 10.04.2011 | Books

It's embarrassing now, but on the day that I was hired to work at Boston's flagship Borders store in 1996, I was so happy that I danced around my apar...

Adjusting to the Vanishing Bookstore

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

For book lovers, nothing is quite so disheartening as seeing our local Borders or Barnes & Noble with a "For Lease" sign on the door. It's the indigestible realization that an increasing number of books now require a battery to read.

Borders Closings Are Another Step Towards Community Isolation

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books
Larry Atkins

In our technology dominated lives, the bookstore is one of the few places where there is a sense of community and interpersonal interaction, where people with a shared passion can meet.

John Rudolf

'A Perfect Storm Of Idiocy': ATF Agents Slam Gun-Trafficking Operation | John Rudolf | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

A botched gun-trafficking investigation that allowed suspected criminals to purchase roughly 2,000 firearms -- many which later crossed the border int...

More Bad News For Borders Employees

AP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Bookstore chain Books-A-Million Inc. says its last-minute talks to buy the leases and assets of 30 Borders bookstores out of bankruptcy ha...

Everything Must Go: Borders Books Begins Massive Sale

Zoe Triska | Posted 09.21.2011 | Books

On Monday, after flirting with liquidation for months, Borders Books finally announced that it would be selling itself to liquidators and canceling it...

Borders Begins Fire Sale Of All Its Remaining Products

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Borders Group begins liquidation sales at all of its 399 stores as the 40-year-old chain winds down operations. A liquidation company tha...

E-Retailing and the Demise of Borders

Jack Love | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Jack Love

Big box stores are vanishing like dust in the wind, to borrow the title of the hit by the group Kansas. Remember Circuit City, Linens 'n Things, and all those Blockbuster stores? Gone, gone and gone. Borders this week became the latest to turn to dust.

Five Reasons Why Borders Went Out Of Business

TIME | Josh Sanburn | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

Forty years ago, when Borders opened its first store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the book industry was a different place. But for years, Borders acted lik...

Look Who Might Benefit From Demise Of Borders

Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba) - Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS.N) will eventually feel a modest boost from the liquidation of its largest rival, ...

Borders Bookstore Will Eliminate 11,000 Jobs, Close 400 Remaining Stores

Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Bankrupt Borders Group Inc said it has canceled its auction and will sell itself to a group of liquidators. Borders announced the decision on M...

Freedom Is Free

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Hamady

High, rigid and tight as our walls and minds may be, freedom beckons to us over and around every notion and manifestation of our self-imposed limitations and constraints.

Borders Could Be Gone By Monday

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Borders Group, the nation's second largest book store chain that once operated over 1,000 stores, appears headed for liquidation afte...

July 8, 2011: Borders

Posted 09.06.2011 | Women

Looking for a fun summer book, or maybe two? Whether you're stocking up on beach reads or just want something new to read on your commute, you'll want...

Bookstore Bomber Lawless Charged With Arson

Reuters | By Keith Coffman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Denver

DENVER (Reuters) - A man suspected of planting four homemade bombs at a suburban Denver mall and hotel last weekend has been charged with arson, f...

Borders Puts Itself Up For Sale To Private Equity Firm

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

-- Borders Group Inc. said late Thursday it agreed to sell itself to private investment firm Najafi Cos. for $215 million and is seeking court approv...

Andrea Stone

Israeli Leader Laid Out Israel's 'Red Lines' In Meeting With Obama, Came Away 'Encouraged' | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Benjamin Netanyahu went into the White House Friday "worried, but came out encouraged," according to a senior Israeli official briefed o...

Guess Who’s Exhibiting At BookExpo America For The First Time?

paidContent | Laura Hazard Owen | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), which almost never appears at industry conferences unless it is doing the hosting, will exhibit this year at BookExpo America, the...

Will Borders Find A Bidder In Time To Save Itself?

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

Bookseller Borders Group Inc. may be forced to close all of its remaining stores if no bidder is found in the next few weeks, according to a news repo...