Political & Social Science

Reviewed by: 

“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

Reviewed by: 

This an authoritative and highly readable history of the Damocles Sword that has hung over humanity for some 70 years and shows no signs of being sheathed or turned into plowshare

Reviewed by: 

“Kim Ghattas crafts a layered history engagingly told via an almost fictional style filled with powerful anecdotes.

Reviewed by: 

“If removing a president was easy, Congress would probably do it all the time, since that august body is populated by the representatives of a fickle, emotional, and befud

Reviewed by: 

“Donald Trump appears to conceive politics like business and sex—a combat zone contesting personal power, with winning the only pleasure.” 

Reviewed by: 

“Christopher Caldwell may be on the receiving end of the slings and arrows of the liberal governmental and cultural elite he scorns in this book.

Reviewed by: 

“well laid out for the average reader wanting to understand how this new frozen conflict occurred . . .”

Reviewed by: 

“Charlwood’s book is divided into 55 short chapters that describe the conflicts that continued to rage after Versailles; conflicts that the League of Nations proved helpless to

Reviewed by: 

“We live with authentic fakes that we know were invented to make our lives more affordable, available and acceptable.”

Reviewed by: 

“Foley does a brilliant job of simplifying a complex issue, helping lay people to understand what the Electoral College is and why it is a critical component of our federa

Reviewed by: 

“More than anything else, this history serves as a timely reminder that Iran has been at war with the United States for over four decades.”

Reviewed by: 

“The author is a ‘never-Trumper’ who used to work for the Republican Party when he regarded it as genuinely conservative. He knows how the party works . . .”

Reviewed by: 

“We live in an age of horrible people who seem committed to getting ahead by cheating other people.”

Reviewed by: 

Walter Ralegh is a brilliant biography of a true one of a kind.”

Reviewed by: 

“There’s a reason why forty, fifty, and sixty don’t look the way they used to . . . and it’s not because of feminism, or better living through exercise. It’s because of hair dye.”

Reviewed by: 

In the post-Charlottesville world where the President of the United States continues to enable these “very fine people” with a deliberate blind eye to the intensity of the

Reviewed by: 

“It’s a ‘strange world.’ It’s one where politicians and corporations find it too expensive to save the planet.”

Reviewed by: 

Xenophobia has had a long and sordid history in this country, as admirably pointed out by author Erika Lee in the text.

Reviewed by: 

“A prolific writer and award-winning actor, John Lithgow has penned a laugh-out-loud picture of American politics at its worst.

Reviewed by: 

“Cahalan’s research is dogged and her narrative riveting, leading us from red herring to clue and back with the dexterity of the best mystery novelists.

Reviewed by: 

Neal Katyal makes an unimpeachable case, concise but comprehensive, for impeachment.  The author of Impeach knows the law and how to practice it.

Reviewed by: 

Super Continent provides meaningful facts and ideas for assessing alternative futures in world affairs.

Reviewed by: 

Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America is a must read for those who want to understand the media phenomenon now in the White House.”

Pages