Thirty books to help us understand the world in 2020

The climate crisis, gender, populism, big tech, pandemics, race… our experts recommend titles to illuminate the issues of the day

A distinguished climatologist and geophysicist, Michael Mann is director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications tagias well as four books, including 2012’s The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars and his forthcoming The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet, due out in January 2021 (Public Affairs Books).

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bell hooks remembered: ‘She embodied everything I wanted to be’

The activist and acclaimed author of Ain’t I a Woman and All About Love has died. Here, leading con...

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Why Did Republicans Abandon American Idealism?

With our powerful founding story, our unusual reverence for our Constitution, our geographic isolati...

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