John Avlon calls George Washington’s Farewell Address “the most famous American speech you’ve never read.” His new book, Washington’s Farewell, explores the history, intellectual formation
This is a handy little book for anybody interested in political activism, and perhaps even essential for someone trying alone to navigate the endless corridors of federal bureaucracy.
Reading the musings of a Supreme Court Justice throughout her life would typically generate excitement only among legal scholars or law students.
Rosa Brooks is a law professor at Georgetown who spent two years working at a senior level in the Pentagon.
“an interesting book . . .”
Nick Licata, who served four terms on the Seattle City Council, has written a book that proclaims to help educate people on how to become citizen activists but is rather a more local and autobiogra
“a delightful excursion into Americana.”
Every once in awhile a book comes along that challenges deep seated assumptions and beliefs, upends one’s complacency, and plants seeds of discontent in the mind of the reader.
Charlie Savage, the Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist, has put together a wide-ranging and important examination of the Obama presidency focusing on the legal-security chall
Seven years after the cataclysmic events of fall 2008, when the global financial system all but melted away, we have the testimony of the last of the key decision-makers during that crisis: then-Fe
“On Inequality is neither informative nor entertaining.”
“readers will find Nothing is True and Everything Is Possible not only unsettling but also difficult to put down.”
“Act of Congress should be essential reading.”
Conspiracies, intrigue, key political figures, CIA miscalculations, assassination failures, and the top Capos of the National Crime Syndicate—what a story that would make.
“The essential point The Endgame misses, however, is what the Surge really showed, which . . .
“Ms. Bassetti offers a convincing argument.”
“. . . a fast paced and enjoyable trip down the left side of the ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ highway . . .”
“. . . hilarious . . . scathing critiques of American political elites and their reigning conceits.”
“The authors’ assessments about the future are thus overshadowed by unavoidable questions.
“Many will disagree with Michael O’Hanlon on essential points. But the level of debate is what counts so that our armed forces are supported by intelligent strategic decisions.
“Could it be that what feeds both ‘dependence corruption’ and excess lobbying is simply overworked Representatives? . . .