LS: Hi Nomi, Let’s talk about your new book. What was the motivation to write the book and what is the main idea behind it?
“Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter.
I am delighted to see a Portuguese translation of my Democracy: The God That Failed in print.
The authors of "Freakonomics" and "Super Freakonomics" have a new book called "Think Like A Freak."
Ron Paul is now retired from professional politics, leaving a need for at least one Congressperson who you feel isn’t fundamentally BS-ing you.
Glenn Greenwald's new book is far more grounded in traditional American norms, laws, and values than the surveillance programs it is critiquing.
– And Glenn gets the better of them
The Big Secret Behind the Spying Program
The results of an online survey reveal a world in love with numbers that stand out and feel exceptional
In the lexicon of official depravity, there are few if any expressions more despicable than the phrase “combatant children.”
Review of Matt Kibbe, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto (William Morrow, 2014), ix + 262 pgs..
Listen to Lord of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange, The Little Prince, and more.
He has been lauded and vilified in equal measure. But did the journalist's 'outsider' status help him land Edward Snowden's NSA revelations? Why did he nearly miss the story? And how powerless did he feel when his partner was detained at Heathrow?
In June 2013, Edward Snowden was sitting in his room at the Mira hotel in Hong Kong, watching the world react to the first of his explosive leaks about the NSA’s out-of-control surveillance, when he was tipped off that the NSA might be closing in on
Make no mistake: it’s been the year of Edward Snowden.
At a meeting with his British counterparts in 2008, Keith Alexander, then head of the National Security Agency, reportedly asked, “Why can’t we collect all the signals, all the time?”
The zombie genre is great because most of the time the government is already irrelevant to the story. No one understands better than a zombie fan that the phrase “we’re from the government and we’re here to help” is a bad omen
Some parents in Gilford are voicing concerns about a book with a risque love scene that high school students are required to read.
Unless you're a big fan of the TLC show "Breaking Amish," you probably associate Amish culture with a traditional, austere lifestyle.
LRC's Best Selling Books - April 2014
Murray Rothbard called his political philosophy anarcho-capitalism to differentiate it from the far more common “communist anarchism.” Or, rather, it was more common then.
Cutting-edge agriculture combines ancient techniques with innovations and extraordinary scale. The result can look like science fiction.
Author Michael Lewis’ newest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, topped The New York Times bestseller list a week after release, and a screen version is rumored to be in the works with bigwig film producer Scott Rudin, whose long list of credits
Journalist who broke Guardian story about NSA surveillance says new documents 'will help inform the debate even further'
Author Michael Lewis’ newest book, Flash Boys:
Part of the mystery and terror of the Chernobyl disaster is the invisibility of the threat. The explosion at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin nuclear power plant released more radiation than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and one might never know they were
On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is rising alarm over events abroad.
What is so striking is that this triad of male imperatives can be found in cultures that share little else in common. They are the “deep structures of masculinity” and are present in societies that are patriarchal as well as those that are relatively
What Ron’s Reading
If you miss "Breaking Bad," then you're in for a big treat.