REVIEW: “The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline” by Jonathan Tepperman

The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline, by Jonathan Tepperman Tim Duggan Books, 978-1101902981 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 320 Pages The Fix is immensely informative, tremendously engaging, and remarkably researched. The book makes for a synchronously enjoyable and educational read; the awe-inspiring narratives of nations successfully overcoming seemingly insurmountable trials are deeply inspiring….

REVIEW: “The Political System of Brazil” by Dana de la Fontaine, Thomas Stehnken

The Political System of Brazil, by Dana de la Fontaine, Thomas Stehnken Springer, ISBN: 978-3642400223 Copyright October 2015, Hardcover, 419 Pages The Political System of Brazil is incontestably intellectually-stimulating. The book very methodically and logically examines the Brazilian political system in its historical, political and socio-economic contexts. Customary of titles published by Springer, this book is unsurprisingly excellently…

REVIEW: “From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR” by Louis Sell

From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR, by Louis Sell Duke University Press Books, ISBN: 978-0822361954 Copyright August 2016, Paperback, 416 Pages A masterfully written book, From Washington to Moscow offers a comprehensive, magnificent, and primarily chronological narrative of the USSR—the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—under the leadership of its General Secretaries—Leonid Brezhnev,…

REVIEW: “The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins” by James Angelos

The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins, by James Angelos Broadway Books, ISBN: 978-0385346504 Copyright June 2016, Paperback, 320 Pages The Full Catastrophe is an astoundingly comprehensive survey of the convoluted circumstances contributing to the Greek fiscal demise, and complications stemming from the Greek commitment to the memorandum of understanding—the mnimonio—with “the Troika,” which comprises the…

REVIEW: “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice” by Joan Biskupic

Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, by Joan Biskupic Sarah Crichton Books, ISBN: 978-0374535667 Copyright October 2015, Paperback, 288 Pages Breaking In is a tremendously inspirational and captivating book following Sonia Sotomayor from her humble beginnings as a Bronx-born Puerto Rican to becoming America’s first ever Hispanic justice in the Supreme Court—serving…

REVIEW: “Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State” by Karen J. Greenberg

Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, by Karen J. Greenberg Crown, ISBN: 978-0804138215 Copyright May 2016, Hardcover, 320 Pages Rogue Justice, a book immensely laudable for its cohesiveness and lucidity, offers an exceedingly compelling rendition of the American judicial and political landscape under the Bush administration post 9/11. Though a little repetitive at times, Greenberg successfully…

REVIEW: “The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right’s Future” by Charles C.W. Cooke

The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right’s Future, by Charles C.W. Cooke Crown Forum, ISBN: 978-0804139748 Reprint Edition Copyright February 2016, Paperback, 256 Pages The Conservatarian Manifesto, a fervent activist instrument for conservatism, endeavors to unite conservatives and libertarians to bolster the political Right. The author vehemently champions conservative positions, assails progressive stances, strives…