Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2023

Reading Politics

The Battleground’s Fall Books List

Journalists don't read books. Or if they do, very sparingly. Trained to follow the 24-hour news cycle, they focus on the daily flow of events, hour by hour, minute by minute. That's the narrative we know.(...)
Joel Schalit / 19 Jun 2020

Think Difference

The Battleground’s Summer Book List

2020 will be remembered as the year race broke. Not in a popular sense, to refer to the 1991 Dave Markey documentary about American punk. Rather, as the year that diversity became a subject of crisis, again.(...)
The Battleground / 03 Jan 2020

Reading Europe

The Battleground Guide to Winter Books

Journalists don't read enough books. Blame it on the 24-hour news cycle. If it's not a newspaper, it's social media. Or, if they're trying to disconnect, it's TV.(...)