Fiction can be more revealing than fact, writes author and environmental journalist Alan Weisman. In a post on the new book recommendation website Shepherd.com, he shares five "astonishing" novels that can help us understand the times we live in.
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In an op-ed for Salon, Homelands' Alan Weisman says the US must not be tempted to pump more gas to compensate for supply disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine. The author of the bestselling "The World Without Us" writes that a recent visit to Iraq provided yet more evidence of the existential threat posed by fossil fuels.
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Jonathan Miller profiles Dmitry Bykov, one of Russia's best-known public intellectuals, who was poisoned, banned from teaching, and labeled an "enemy of the people." Bykov has taken a fellowship at Cornell University, where he vows to continue to write and speak out.
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