It's summer beach season, but that doesn't mean you have to read "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
On the right, people are talking about "Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State." On the left, people are talking about "The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule." There's also a slew of highly acclaimed accounts of the 2008 financial crisis, including former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson's book, "On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System."
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