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What We’re Reading: Brexits and Meditations

Tales of Brexits Past and Present: Understanding the Choices, Threats and Opportunities In Our Separation from the EU By Nigel Culkin and Richard Simmons Perspective is...

What We’re Reading: D-Day and Fabrics

The Longest Day Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki and Darryl F. Zanuck I suspect many GPF readers have already seen this...

What We’re Reading: Cuba and China

The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths Versus Reality By Sheldon M. Stern The Cuban missile crisis has many heroes. In one of the many...

What We’re Reading: Vastness and Madness

The Works of John McPhee Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve been reading just about everything ever written by John McPhee. I don’t know...

What We’re Reading: Violent German Things

The Peasant War in Germany By Friedrich Engels After participating in the German Revolution of 1848, Friedrich Engels reflected on its aftermath and began a study...

What We’re Reading: Market Garden and Gulags

The Guns at Last Light By Rick Atkinson In hindsight, the defeat of Nazi Germany after the landing at Normandy was the beginning of the end...

What We’re Reading: Merkel and Chopin

Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and Her World By Stefan Kornelius After 16 years as the most powerful person in (arguably) the most powerful country in Europe,...

What We’re Reading: On Bullets and Bastards

Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun By Paul Barrett Late last fall, on my annual hunting trip with some fellow idiots, a well-to-do friend of mine...

What We’re Reading: Polarization and Powerful Personalities

Why We're Polarized By Ezra Klein The day after a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol to try to obstruct the certification of a democratic election,...

What We’re Reading: Alphas and Armenia

Geopolitical Alpha: An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future By Marko Papic Back when folks could still meet for drinks in a hotel lobby, I found...

What We’re Reading: Migrants and Lies

Man’s Fate By Andre Malraux One of the great works of the 20th century was “Man’s Fate,” by Andre Malraux, about an abortive communist revolution in...

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