Politics—General

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“There are three ways of influencing a person: blackmail, vodka, or the threat of murder.”  This view, attributed here to Vladimir Putin, casts a penumbra over the entire book.

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Russian Roulette is essential reading for anyone interested in the strange story of Donald Trump’s complex and disturbing relationship with Russia.

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This book has six basic flaws. First, it does not live up to its subtitle’s promise on Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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“The only thing worse than reading this chilling book is not reading it and thereby failing to fully grasp the depth and degree of America’s descent into madness as it lurches chaotically t

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“They are unhinged, mentally ill, and represent a clear and present danger to the world.”

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The 2016 presidential campaign cycle has proven to be the most unpredictable and volatile in modern history.

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Is there an Obama Doctrine—a grand strategy based on a coherent worldview that guides Obama’s foreign policy?

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“no less than a clarion call to the American people to rise up and release these ties that bind.”

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The Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset by Caitlan Kuhwald is an absolutely fantastic book for adults and children alike.

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The history of the United States is not only a parade of rugged individuals and hardy pioneers, but one of family dynasties, entrenched power relations, and colossal wealth.

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“adds little, if anything, to the lexicon of literature covering the Persian Gulf region.”

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Yes, we are in the midst of an American oil boom, one that helps explain the precipitous decline in gasoline prices over the second half of 2014, as well as an only modest rebound so far in 2015.

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Secular Government, Religious People provides an excellent overview of the church-state climate today and points to some practical and realistic solutions to the troubling issues

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“As long as the two faces of the Republican Party continue to talk past each other, it would appear that the GOP in 2016 will have no such similar problem.”

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Maximalist is a highly readable account of American engagement during the Cold War and the War on Terror.

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“[Dr. Kilcullen] should be regarded as the foremost thinker of his generation on the topic of warfare.”

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“You have to admire their consistent and scientific approach; other commentators basically just wing it.”

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Urging the imperative “to distinguish between the desirable and the vital as well as between the feasible and the impossible,” Richard Haass forcefully, cogently, and compellingly makes the case th

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“. . . a rich cornucopia documenting the ongoing worldwide resistance to Muslim fundamentalism by secular Muslims.”

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It has taken weeks longer than it should to get through Ann Coulter’s latest book, Mugged—and even then it was difficult to write an objective review.

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“. . . not a single character seems to have the slightest consideration for anything beyond what his or her peers demand.”

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“Billionaires & Ballot Bandits is impartial—the corruption walks both sides of the aisle, and Greg Palast makes no effort to hide this.”

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