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For readers in D.C., I’ll be at Politics and Prose Bookstore this Sunday to discuss and take questions on Turkmeniscam: How Washington Lobbyists Fought to Flack for a Stalinist Dictatorship. The event starts at 1 p.m.; the bookstore is located at 5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
“A nimble contribution to the literature on the maneuvers of high-priced and impactful wheelers and dealers in the nation’s capital,” the New York Observer said in a review yesterday. “Silverstein’s expose has some of the fun of an Elmore Leonard novel.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Commentary — November 17, 2015, 6:41 pm
The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends.
Estimated percentage of New Hampshire’s bat population that died in 2010:
A horticulturalist in Florida announced a new low-carb potato.
In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”