Golden Dawn, a far-right, racist political party in Greece, has been the target of a major crackdown by the Greek government. Why?
Traveling to Europe this summer? You can be. New York's Idlewild Books carries guides, memoirs, and fiction titles aimed at transporting readers to all the far reaches of the globe. So what do the experts at Idlewild pick up when they are looking for a book evocative of Europe? Here are five titles on Europe especially recommended by the Idlewild staff.
John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson – many of America's presidents were avid readers, and that informed their decisions. It gave them critical perspective. Americans should be curious about the reading habits of President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Doing a spell-check on a pop singer's name, the Monitor's language columnist is reminded how writers can get words, as well as music, 'stuck' in their ears.