Gaius Verres was not, by the accounts we have left, a decent human being. Governorship of a Roman province came with certain prerogatives, including the expectation that the governor would enrich hims
This is the seventh of a nine part series on the Patterson School Summer Reading List. 1. China’s Trapped Transition, Minxin Pei2. The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs3. Illicit, Moises Naim4. In S
My review of The Utility of Force is up at The American Prospect. Also see this review over at Armchair Generalist.
This is the fourth of a nine part series on the Patterson School Summer Reading List. 1. China’s Trapped Transition, Minxin Pei2. The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs3. Illicit, Moises Naim4. In Sp
I’m no Rushdie scholar, so I don’t know if the “fashionable academic-intellectual left” really does hate Salman Rushdie. It would have been nice, however, if Geoffrey Wheatcrof
Last year I received a copy of Chasing Ghosts, by Paul Rieckhoff. Rieckhoff was a Lieutenant in the Army National Guard, and served in Baghdad through 2003 to early 2004. He founded the group IAVA (Ir
Nicholas Lemann’s Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, focuses on the activity of Adelbert Ames, a former Union officer who became governor of Mississippi during Reconstruction. Ames pr
We were fortunate to have Dave Neiwert in Juneau last week. The students in my US 1919-1950 course were reading Strawberry Days, Dave’s latest book about the enduring damage caused by the World