James Baldwin as General: I Am Not Your Negro

A lot of words can be ascribed to James Baldwin, but the one that sticks the landing is “prophet.” James Baldwin told us Trump was coming. He did not do so directly, of course. By the time Baldwin died in 1987 Trump was two years into yet another lawsuit, this time for forcing tenants out…

An Open Booklist for Donald Trump

President Trump, When I told a friend of mine I was going to create a booklist for you, he laughed and reminded me that you weren’t much of a reader. As a librarian that’s not supposed to stop me from introducing literature to people. It is, in fact, the point of being a librarian: to…