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El Norte or Bust!

by Elissa Mugianis

In 2006, global praise and validation of institutionalized microcredit lending for the poor came in the form of the Nobel Peace Prize. And almost immediately thereafter, newspapers teemed with stories of Bangladeshi women who acquired... Read More

Book Review

The Road Out

by Elissa Mugianis

If all teachers today had the freedom and ingenuity to create an engaging and challenging educational program for their students similar to the one in this book, then more of our country’s poor children would receive the exciting and... Read More

Book Review

Reading Classes

by Elissa Mugianis

Warning: QUINOA AND GALLERY OPENINGS MAY BE HARMFUL TO THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OTHERS. This message could serve as a logical (albeit silly) label affixed to Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America. Most Americans have a... Read More

Book Review

Women in Cuba

by Elissa Mugianis

Modern history is replete with women’s participation in armed struggles and uprisings. As with all histories, the fruits of their involvement are contingent upon the outcomes and the locations in which the struggles took place. During... Read More

Book Review

Delirium

by Elissa Mugianis

For those perplexed by how American politics are so profoundly manipulated by Moral-Majority types, historian Nancy L. Cohen’s latest book has many of the answers. Well-researched and coolly incisive on the hot-button social... Read More

Book Review

Rubble

by Elissa Mugianis

Recent scientific studies suggest that the human desire to help others is innate. In journalist Sandra Marquez-Stathis’s remarkable first book, that drive is explored in a place where the choices of how to assist are confounding and... Read More

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