“That we have new levels of symbolic saturation via social media should give us a long moment of pause as we consider the intended and unintended effects of the powerful technologies that m
Americans have stopped listening—to each other and to their institutions.
“Zakaria’s grasp of the big picture and his ability to channel such a wide narrative in a very readable format should be commended.”
“Brian Stalter’s book explores the perfidious relationship between the president of the United States and Fox News, an affiliation that explains much about the catastrophe of Trump’s term i
Who is best suited to understand and explain the cynical marriage of convenience between Donald Trump and America’s white evangelicals—a critical outsider, or a sympathetic insider?
“The Hackers and the State provides a reliable summary and deep analysis of a novel force bound to shape world affairs.”
“When you’re president, you can do anything.” This slogan, adapted by David Leonhardt (New York Times, February 3, 2020) from Trump’s claim about getting his way with women thanks to his T
“An estimated 30 million people died under Stalin’s regime of terror. These nine women show us how they avoided being among them. Their voices inspire us all . . .”
“Donald Trump appears to conceive politics like business and sex—a combat zone contesting personal power, with winning the only pleasure.”
“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.
Russian Roulette is essential reading for anyone interested in the strange story of Donald Trump’s complex and disturbing relationship with Russia.
“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
“They are unhinged, mentally ill, and represent a clear and present danger to the world.”
The 2016 presidential campaign cycle has proven to be the most unpredictable and volatile in modern history.
Is there an Obama Doctrine—a grand strategy based on a coherent worldview that guides Obama’s foreign policy?
“no less than a clarion call to the American people to rise up and release these ties that bind.”
The Hillary Rodham Clinton Presidential Playset by Caitlan Kuhwald is an absolutely fantastic book for adults and children alike.
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.
“adds little, if anything, to the lexicon of literature covering the Persian Gulf region.”
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.
“So why do they do this?”
“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
“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.”
“Maximalist is a highly readable account of American engagement during the Cold War and the War on Terror.
“[Dr. Kilcullen] should be regarded as the foremost thinker of his generation on the topic of warfare.”