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Obama and the End of Identity Politics

November 12th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the most unfortunate book titles of the last year was Shelby Steele’s A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win. The book was published in December 2007, and beginning with the Iowa caucuses the following month, Steele had to explain with increasing difficulty why Obama still wouldn’t […]

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Tags: Books · Elections

The Shame of the Media

November 29th, 2006 · 1 Comment

butter-medMurdoch’s conglomerate has once again gone shameless with a book and Fox broadcast special called If I Did It. Developed by Judith Regan, the former National Enquirer writer who has her own ReganBooks imprint at HarperCollins, If I Did It delivers the acidic reflux of the O.J. Simpson case. You remember O.J. Simpson…

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Tags: Books · Cable Television · Media Economics