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Make Your Own List. Stephen Bush , special correspondent at the New Statesman, selects five of the best politics books. Interview by Cal Flyn. Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman and was named political commentator of the year by Editorial Intelligence in He writes the daily briefing newsletter Morning Call, and served on the judging panel of the Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction. The learning curve for me as a judge for that prize was in realising how high the quality of non-fiction was overall, compared to political non-fiction. But despite an undertow which tends to come out in the aftermath of an election and tends to be cobbled together , there is also lots and lots of brilliant stuff out there—including political books which have managed to be brilliant despite having been turned around to fit a political timeline or event.
During that time, and especially during the last ten years, sweeping changes have affected America. In an era where the news cycle is measured in hours, not days or weeks, it can be challenging to keep up to date on the underlying issues that have shaped American political history past and present. This epic list of 50 must-read books about American politics explores topics from a broad range of voices and perspectives, from feminism to fascism, parties to polling, and tribalism to globalism. These 50 best books should help you get up to speed with American politics. According to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations each with its own unique historical roots. The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship.
Wall Street booms as regular folks struggle from paycheck to paycheck. Armed fanatics mow down crowds in Texas and Ohio. Toddlers are caged along our Southern border. Will our republic survive? These are the times that try our souls, but at our disposal we have the most brilliant weapon of all: books.
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John M. Callahan, Ph. Mearsheimer writes the ultimate tract on realism in international affairs, reaching the sad conclusion that peace among nations is a utopian dream. He also addresses the primacy of land power and wealth in this context, and explains the rise of the U. Rodman, who served in several presidential administrations, provides insights on a series of critical questions about how leadership works at the highest level of government. Through the prism of the presidencies from Nixon through to George W.