“American Conversation with Global Attitude”
David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English at Yale, reads the history unfolding around Syria as he would a novel: “there’s something unhinged,” he is telling me, about the language around the Obama White House.
Qais Akbar Omar -- rugmaker, writer and survivor of the 30 year Afghan nightmare -- says what the West owes his country is peace, on an old formula.
In Jeffrey Sachs' 50-year reconsideration, John F. Kennedy was in a death-defying turn to end the Cold War in the last year of his life.
Mark Blyth, know-it-all economist with Sean Connery's accent, argues in an acclaimed book that Austerity is the Disease that calls itself the Cure.
The 50th anniversary key to understanding JFK is his father, in David Nasaw's riveting bio of "The Patriarch." They were much more like than not.
William Dalrymple's account of Britain's "First Afghan War" makes rueful reading for Americans, coming to the end of their own imperial blunder.