What We're Reading: Summer Edition

“Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class,” by Ian Haney Lopez. When I returned to West Virginia earlier this year to write about its particular brand of conservative politics, I consumed a lot of talk radio and came to recognize a subtext that is charged with fear and resentment about the loss of some kind of America. Lopez, a Berkeley law professor, digs into the new vocabulary of racism."