On Sale: September 12, 2017

Another Fine Mess, Helen C. Epstein "Epstein forcefully showcases the collateral damage of myopic American foreign policy that obsesses about terrorism everywhere, even in Uganda, to the detriment of all other considerations.​ Another Fine Mess chronicles how American foreign policy driven by short-term security concerns results in long-term crises and an entrenchment of authoritarian rule in the process. An important and prescient cautionary tale." Brian Klaas... more

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The Global Novel, Adam Kirsch "Who has the authority to speak for the world? Are Western ideals central to global literature, or do speculative novels that unspool Western ideas to tragic ends (like Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Houellebecq’s The Possibility of an Island) epitomize literary colonialism? Kirsch’s work is curious and illuminating." Heather Scott Partington, New York Times Book Review... more

7/20/2017, Jacob Kushner

In Germany, Police Seek to Protect Asylum Seekers

In Germany, Police Seek to Protect Asylum Seekers

Last week I wrote about an attack on a refugee housing complex in Altenburg, Germany, in which two baby carriages were set aflame. It occurred just two days after members of a right-wing, anti-immigrant movement called PEGIDA marched through the town. That piece grappled with the question of how Germany—a nation with an unparalleled record… more

7/12/2017, Jacob Kushner

When Refugees Are Terrorized By the German Right Wing

When Refugees Are Terrorized By the German Right Wing

On December 7, 2015, two baby carriages were set on fire at an apartment complex housing refugees in the pristine Thuringia town of Altenburg. Ten refugees, including two infants, suffered from smoke inhalation. The attack came two days after right-wing protesters marched through the town carrying signs that read, “Please continue your flight. There's nowhere… more

6/29/2017, John Washington

In Venezuela, Lessons to be Learned From A Nation in Crisis

In Venezuela, Lessons to be Learned From A Nation in Crisis

A helicopter commandeered by anti-government forces recently attacked the Venezuelan Supreme Court, dropping two grenades, following up with a bellicose YouTube post, and inciting new fears that a coup could be imminent. The attack occurred on the same day President Nicolas Maduro warned that government loyalists “would go to combat” if the regime was toppled.… more

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The Populist Implosion: What Happens When a Populist Wins

The Populist Implosion: What Happens When a Populist Wins

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30pm — 8:00pm

WeWork White House
1440 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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'Another Fine Mess' NYC Book Launch at Shakespeare & Co

'Another Fine Mess' NYC Book Launch at Shakespeare & Co

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:30pm — 8:00pm

Shakespeare & Co
939 Lexington Avenue
(between 68th and 69th Streets)
New York, NY 10065

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The Populist Explosion, John B. JudisThe Populist Explosion is far and away the most incisive examination of the central development in contemporary politics: the rise of populism on both the right and the left. John Judis, whose track record is unrivaled, is the ideal author to tackle the subject, and he has done a superb job, placing contemporary trends, including the rise of Donald Trump, in historical perspective.” Thomas Edsall, New York Times... more