June 8, 2014

Kenneth P. Vogel spoke about his book, Big Money, at Politics & Prose on Sunday June 8, 2014.

In Big Money, POLITICO reporter Ken Vogel combines a big picture explanation of the evolution of campaign financing over the past decade--filled with colorful anecdotes about the folks behind the changes--with reporting and analysis of how this new style of politics, triggered by the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling in January 2010, is likely to impact the 2014 and 2016 elections and all those into the foreseeable future. It examines the motivation, loyalties and modus operandi of some of the wealthiest donors in American politics, as well as those of the operatives who have used the new cash flow to get rich, while also forever changing the way political campaigns are waged in this country. Vogel has been able to get inside the back rooms where the real action occurs in Big Money American politics--and not only figuratively. Big Money is a chilling work of investigative journalism, showing how cash has corrupted American democracy.

June 1, 2014

Matthew Kroenig spoke about his book, A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat, at Politics & Prose on Sunday June 1, 2014.

Matthew Kroenig, internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on Iran’s nuclear program, explains why we need to take immediate steps to a diplomatic and, if necessary, a military solution—now—before Iran makes any further nuclear advances. A Time to Attack provides an authoritative account of the history of Iran’s nuclear program and the international community’s attempts to stop it. Kroenig explains and assesses the options available to policymakers, and reflects on what the resolution of the Iranian nuclear challenge will mean for the future of international order.

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ISBN: 9781137279538
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 13th, 2014

April 21, 2014

Matt Taibbi spoke about his book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap , at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice—the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor. He uncovers the startling looting that preceded the financial collapse; a wild conspiracy of billionaire hedge fund managers to destroy a company through dirty tricks; and the story of a whistleblower who gets in the way of the largest banks in America, only to find herself in the crosshairs. On the other side of the Divide, Taibbi takes us to the front lines of the immigrant dragnet; into the newly punitive welfare system which treats its beneficiaries as thieves; and deep inside the stop-and-frisk world, where standing in front of your own home has become an arrestable offense. As he narrates these incredible stories, he draws out and analyzes their common source: a perverse new standard of justice, based on a radical, disturbing new vision of civil rights.

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By Matt Taibbi, Molly Crabapple (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780812983630
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 21st, 2014