Forty years in, the war on drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in america’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalize entire blocks, and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives—family, relationships, jobs—into liabilities, as the police use such relationships to track down suspects, demand information, and threaten consequences. alice goffman spent six years living in one such neighborhood in philadelphia, and her close observations and often harrowing stories
On august 6, 1945, hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. this book, john hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (the new york times).
“I would read E.B. White and stuff like that. John Hershey, the guy who wrote Hiroshima. Or is it Hersey?”