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Nav Purewal

Writing out of Toronto, in addition to his reviews and features on PopMatters, Nav Purewal’s work has previously appeared on McXweeneys.net and StylusMagazine.com.  He currently maintains a blog at InventedReactions.blogspot.com.


Features

Thursday, June 11 2009

Love Your Big Brother: What Orwell’s ‘1984’ Tells Us About 2009

George Orwell’s seminal book can equip its readers with the intellectual apparatus necessary to see through the routine mendacity and stupefying barrage of euphemism that plagues contemporary political life.


Wednesday, July 2 2008

Fareed Zakaria's View of a Post-American World

No one book will make all the difference, but familiarity with this particular volume would help ensure that the 44th President of the US is better equipped to deal with America’s changing role than the 43rd.


Reviews

Thursday, February 12 2009

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell's thesis is to equalize opportunity, which will eventually enrich the world -- this is what makes this book such a valuable read.


Monday, November 24 2008

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Even when describing the death of a young child, Petterson eschews excessive emotion and relates both the incident and its aftermath with steely calm.


Tuesday, September 16 2008

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

A computer-savvy 15-year-old would probably find Little Brother entirely worthwhile, and she wouldn’t be wrong.


Sunday, April 13 2008

Signed, Mata Hari by Yannick Murphy

The ability of fiction to evoke empathy and seek emotional truth transcends mere historical details, and it is these things that Yannick Murphy does so well in her new novel.


Wednesday, March 26 2008

Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski

This is clearly the work of a superior intellect, but one that doesn’t shy away from juicy plot twists or exciting set pieces, fashioning a story that thrills without condescension.


Blogs

Wednesday, December 10 2008

The Post-American World

The Post-American World - Fareed Zakaria - W. W. Norton [$25.95]


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