Books

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes’ new book, The Case Against Sugar, was published this week by Alfred A. Knopf. From the publisher: From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and…

Queen of Chaos, The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton, New from CounterPunch Books

The Queen of Chaos by journalist Diana Johnstone, published Nov. 2, 2015 by CounterPunch books. CounterPunch: United State wars are getting repetitive. Always the same old scenario. The mainstream media alert public opinion to the latest “villain” supposedly threatening to slaughter “his own people”. The U.S. does the job instead with its drones and missiles.…

An Obesogenic Environment: Debunking the Myths Surrounding Obesity

Deborah Cohen, author of the recently-published A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It, is a senior natural scientist at the Rand Corporation. Dr. Cohen wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post shortly after her book’s publication, detailing five common myths she wished to debunk, summarized here:…