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What We’re Reading: American Generals and the Truth About Trade Wars

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today  By Thomas E. Ricks This study of the evolution of U.S. generals is revealing of...

What We’re Reading: Russian Tragedy and Securing the Western Hemisphere

Train to Samarkand By Yakhina Guzel Shamilevna “Train to Samarkand” is a new novel by Russian writer Guzel Yakhina, who gained notoriety in Russia after her...

What We’re Reading: A History of Uyghur Resistance

The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land By Gardner Bovingdon In “The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land,” author and professor of Central Eurasian studies Gardner...

What We’re Reading: Taking Cyber Seriously

Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War By Fred Kaplan A reader recommended Fred Kaplan's “Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War” to me,...

What We’re Reading: Capitalism’s Viability

Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? By Robert Kuttner Almost two months ago, I praised Branko Milanovic for his ability to write a dystopian narrative about the...

What We’re Reading: Ottoman History

Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire By Jason Goodwin As the summer tourism season heats up after a long pause, books on...

What We’re Reading: Gold Digging

Toward the Midnight Sun By Eoin Dempsey As she makes the perilous journey north from Seattle to the Yukon, Anna Denton carries a heavy weight on...

What We’re Reading: After the Revolution

After the Revolution By Robert Evans Every Texan worth their salt knows that Texas fought a war of independence to become its own republic. That Texans...

What We’re Reading: The Holocaust and Capitalism

Generations of the Holocaust Martin S. Bergmann and Milton E. Jucovy I sometimes read books on Judaism, because, well, I’m Jewish. There’s a part of Judaism...

What We’re Reading: The Evolution of Money and the Russian State

The History of the Russian State By Boris Akunin “The History of the Russian State” is a project by Boris Akunin – the pen name of...

What We’re Reading: Goodbye to Budapest

Goodbye to Budapest: A Novel of the Hungarian Uprising By Margarita Morris Hungary was far from free after World War II. Despite the collapse of the...

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