The New York Times Book Review, May 23, 2010

Why are 90% of the books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review from white authors? What's going on behind the scenes to create such an unrepresentative body of reviews for an increasingly diverse nation of consumers?

The best book covers of the year, as chosen by the art director of The New York Times Book Review.

However, I’m perfectly willing to concede that the editors at the New York Times Book Review may have a process of due diligence before assigning reviewers for conservative books that is less revealing about conflicts of interest than looking at the first page of Google results for the names of the reviewer and reviewed author.


From of for the New York Times Book Review:

The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

It actually would be interesting if the NY Times Book review had Kissenger himself review his own biography. And this would mostly improve the conflict of interest situation.