If I could pick one book for everyone in the world to read this year, this might be the one. The book, in Junot Diaz's words, "hammers home that race is a monstrous fiction, racism is a monstrous crime." As if that weren't enough, it does much more. The authors make a compelling philosophical point: that the thought processes that allow the perceived existence of race (and racism) are the same thought processes that allowed the perceived existence of witchcraft. A highly recommended portrait of our time, a highly recommended portrait of all times.