Bob Woodward, well-known journalist who broke the Watergate scandal, has published his latest book looking at the inner workings of the presidency. Woodward has covered nine administrations, but he has “never encountered a president like President Trump,” according to his interview with Terry Gross. Fear: […]

I am putting together my reading for fall, and two books arrived today that are high on the list: On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis, and When Einstein Walked with Godel by Jim Holt. You could say that both are alike in that each […]

Harvard professor and experimental psychologist Steven Pinker has been a favorite author of mine ever since I read his wonderful book The Blank Slate, which looks at our views of human nature, and how misconceptions can distort our understanding of violence, politics and justice. His new […]

This is an older article I recently stumbled upon, but it is a topic of interest: the philosophy of journalism. The article asks why it is difficult to find a philosophy of journalism at college campuses across the country. “Why, at a time of breakneck […]

Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. —J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer, 1782 The one absolutely certain way of bringing […]

Here we go again: another book highlighting the inner workings of the White House and the war in Iraq. Just in the past couple of months we have seen books by Richard Clarke and John Dean. Now the ultimate insider has a new book about […]