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Moises Naim discusses THE END OF POWER on NPR’s The Takeaway

"Moisés Naim has worked as Venezuela's trade and industry minister, as well as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, and those experiences have led him to conclude that power just isn't what it used to be. Naim is the author of the new book, The End of Power, which shot to fame after it was selected by Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for his new book club."

Don Doyle’s THE CAUSE OF ALL NATIONS reviewed in the Economist

“Historians of the American civil war find themselves in the same unenviable position as Shakespeare scholars: so thoroughly have their fields of study been tilled that finding a nearly virgin corner is all but impossible. But Don Doyle, a professor at the University of South Carolina, has broken new ground in an enlightening and compellingly written book, The Cause of All Nations.”

Jack Fairweather discusses THE GOOD WAR on NPR’s Here and Now

"Tracing the conflict from 9/11 to the American drawdown at the end of 2014, “The Good War: Why We Couldn’t Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan” refutes the argument that the war could have been “won” with more boots on the ground."


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