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Coping With Undesirables

George Heymont | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Americans love a scapegoat. From Communists to slaves, from LGBT people to those suspected of witchcraft, the venom with which some Americans have shamed and persecuted innocent people is quite beyond the pale.

Who Is The Most Important Contemporary Writer Of Fiction?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I asked these major fiction writers who they thought was the most important contemporary fiction writer, and what had been his/her influence on their ...

The 10 Best Books of 2009

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani picks his top 10 books for 2009.

Books That Reveal China's Cultural Constitution

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

While no book can replace on-the-ground experience, several have been instrumental in shaping my view of Chinese values, social structure and cosmological beliefs.