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Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Since our PD Book Club pick for the this month is To Kill a Mocking Bird, our staff felt that we...

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

In the off chance you were lamenting last year’s Brexit Vote, just know that Britain’s leaving in...

With Love From Bulgaria

With Love From Bulgaria

Sure, Zimbabwe’s in the middle of a military coup-non-coup, but have you checked your mail...

India and Carrying Gold

India and Carrying Gold

We have mentioned the Indian love affair with all things gold in the past, but with India’s...

Memory Lane Monday: Davutoglu and Daash

Memory Lane Monday: Davutoglu and Daash

Since last year’s attempted “coup” Erdogan has been the strongman on everyone’s mind when it...

Just Sayin’: In Tajikistan The State Approves Your Reading List

Beware books. Beware ideas.Tajikistan expanding their tyranny to your library. From April of this year, Tajikistan’s Cultural Ministry has been cracking down on drugs books seeping into their country.

In fact, even tourists now need to receive prior written permission to bring their in-flight reads to Tajikistan.

November’s Book: To Kill A Mockingbird

Books, the enemy to collective thought.Move over Mark Twain, here comes Harper Lee.For November, our staff wanted to select one of the newest listings on the American Scholastic Banned List.

Memory Lane Monday: Mufti Says Ghost Stories Are Wrong

Ectoplasm.Of course, Kelantan Mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad also blamed bad moods on El Nino. Obviously, our PD Staff enjoys sharing a good ghost story with young and old alike, especially at this societal allowed spooky time of year, but in April of 2016, Kelantan Mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad almost convinced us that campfire tales are haram.

September’s Book: The Radium Girls

Radium.A really scary read.For October, we decided to pick one of the most terrifying books on the virtual shelves these days: Hillary Clinton’s What Happened.

No, not really, but the title we actually did go with is almost as equally gruesome.

September’s Book: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Language is a beautiful thing.A peek into the historical context of words and phrases soon to be banned.This time for the PD Book Club Pick, with the word police on high we thought we’d go with a dictionary--- an idea that also works if you were feeling a little down at this scholastic time of year, since you’re one of the few not going for your second or third Master’s Degrees.

August’s Book: Liberal Fascism

First they came for the smokers...Fascism goes well beyond footwear.Waiting with bated breath for August’s Book Club selection? Well, as we said yesterday in our July Recap, with all of this smiley face fascism front and center (bottom up, upside down) our PD staff thought back to a title we’d downed years ago that deserves a reread now.

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