Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, “State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States and the Nation” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Back on the podcast for the second time in two years is Alex Hertel-Fernandez. You might recall his last book Politics at Work which examined the way employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and public policy. Alex is back with his latest, State Capture: How... Read More
Jon Ward, “Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic Party” (Twelve, 2019)
Yahoo! News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward delves into to the oft-forgotten yet starkly dramatic 1980 Democratic presidential primary between President Jimmy Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy in Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic Party (Twelve, 2019). Ward tracks the political origins of the... Read More
Danyel Reiche, “Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games” (Routledge, 2016)
Today we are joined by Danyel Reiche, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the American University of Beirut, and the author of Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games (Routledge, 2016) In Success and Failure, Reiche provides a playbook for National Committees that want to win more medals.... Read More
Van Jackson, “On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and The Threat of Nuclear War” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In his new book, On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and The Threat of Nuclear War (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Van Jackson succinctly explains the major issues facing U.S.-North Korea relations since the Korean Armistice Agreement. Eminently readable, On The Brink argues that the 2017 nuclear crisis was a product of a gradual... Read More
David Dayen, “Fat Cat: The Steve Mnuchin Story” (Strong Arm Press, 2018)
How did a Wall Street executive and “foreclosure king” like Steve Mnuchin become the Treasury Secretary for a populist like Donald Trump, and what is he doing to the country now that he’s there? David Dayen and Rebecca Burns tackle those questions in their book Fat Cat: The Steve Mnuchin... Read More
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