In new books, Jeffrey Sachs looks beyond exceptionalism, Michael Beckley describes unrivaled power and Robert Kagan favors pragmatic leadership.
Derek Leebaert’s “Grand Improvisation” tells a complicated story of post-World War II Europe with Washington often operating in a fog.
David D. Kirkpatrick’s “Into the Hands of the Soldiers” describes the heady days when democracy seemed a possibility in Egypt.
“Kissinger the Negotiator,” by James K. Sebenius, R. Nicholas Burns and Robert H. Mnookin, presents diplomacy as the art of influencing friends and adversaries.
Michael McFaul discusses “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia,” and Ottessa Moshfegh talks about her new novel, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation.”
Michael McFaul’s memoir of his years as ambassador to Russia, “From Cold War to Hot Peace,” recounts a campaign against the United States and the West.
The actor publicly insulted the president at the Tony Awards, where he used profanity on stage, and then at an event in Canada.
“The World as It Is,” a memoir by the White House aide Ben Rhodes, recounts some of the toughest decisions Barack Obama made during his presidency.
“War on Peace” details how American policy is being driven by military leaders rather than the State Department.