“I would say it’s a stress test on the Constitution, and that there isn’t anything that guarantees that these rights will remain. But I think [Trump] has really gone beyond any previous president in many of the statements he’s made in many of the proposals.”
Virtually every political regime today claims to embody some form of democracy — and its diverse proponents, and its critics, have propagated many myths about it. Professor James Miller reveals five: #1—The United States revived and perfected democracy.
Kirkus lauds, “This uplifting report offers hope and encouragement for aging readers doubting the longevity of bliss.
Kirkus lauded The Fallows’ “well-reported, optimistic portrait of America’s future,” and “textured portraits of 29 American cities” written “with lively curiosity and open minds.”
Kirkus lauds Christian Davenport’s “lucid, detailed, and admiring account of wealthy space buffs who are spending their own money, making headlines, producing genuine technical advances, and resurrecting the yearning to explore the cosmos.”
New York Times writer Jennifer Szalai writes, “What follows is an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject. Blending history and investigative reporting, Bergman never loses sight of the ethical questions that arise when a state, founded as a refuge for a stateless people who were targets of a genocide, decides it needs to … [Read More]
Harper’s Bazaar praises Pink, “one of the few non-fiction authors alive today capable of filtering the work of so many scientific minds through his original human stories and onto the page. He is doggedly diligent in his academic research yet his examples are accessible… Like a long walk with a good, funny, wise friend in … [Read More]
Ann Fabian of the National Book Review praises Cullen Murphy’s Cartoon County, a “visual record of a particular time and place” that stirs fond memories of the cartoon-friendly world “a lot of us grew up in.”
Ashley Parker of the Post writes “While Kurtz at times seems to offer a more flattering portrayal of the West Wing staff than some other media accounts, he also captures a White House struggling to perform basic tasks and advisers reacting to the whims of a hard-to-control president.”
Joel Harrington’s Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart’s Path to the God Within is lauded as “extremely well-researched and fluidly written,” and “a meaningful resource for students of mysticism and of late Medieval Christianity.”
In his essay for the Wall Street Journal, Pink explains how an understanding of the science of the day—and paying more attention to the question of “when” we pursue certain activities—can improve the effectiveness and success of our resolutions for 2018.