In late August 1949, the Soviet Union detonated an atomic bomb in northeast Kazakhstan. In an instant, America’s nuclear monopoly was gone and a new element was added to the Cold War.
“an insightful book, providing a closeup look at a conflict that has bedeviled the Middle East and only added fuel to the ongoing fires in that region.”
Ever since April 30, 1945, the spirit of Adolf Hitler has floated across the minds of Western Europeans and North Americans like a vampiric miasma—a perennial threat that is often invoked whenever
“ Whether one is pro- or anti-Russia, or supports or disdains Putin, this book will be a fascinating read.”
Masha Gessen will inform you not only about Putin’s Russia but will also take you deep into a society where many, if not most, people desire a strong leader.
“the work weeps melancholy and sadness as one would expect from someone who so clearly loves his country.”
"Kepel skilfully knits together the threads of unemployment in France’s urban departements and how fake news and conspiracy theories help to quickly move the process of radicalizat
Americans should pay close attention to Malcolm Nance.
The Italian political scientist Gaetano Mosca in The Ruling Class (1896) noted that political leaders in all countries propagate myths or “political formulas” that resonate with citizens a
In his 1964 classic, Suicide of the West, James Burnham expressed the global geopolitical contraction of the West by showing the unmistakable trend of the Western powers’ loss of control o
“a wake up call about the dangers of entrenching divisions around national identity—a summons to action.”
“this book is an excellent introduction to the complex issues of East Asia and the potential for conflict in this critical region of the world . . .”
Graeme Wood traces the origins of this work and his pursuit of greater understanding of the Islamic State to having almost been killed by a suicide bomber in Mosul in 2004.
If every journalist wrote like Patrick Kingsley, more people would likely be reading the critical nonfiction books of our time.
“Yoani Sanchez is a remarkable woman.”