August 7, 2013

Dan Balz spoke about his book, Collision 2012, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, August 07, 2013.

Obama’s re-election was strikingly different from his 2008 victory. In this detailed review of the 2012 presidential race, Balz, Washington Post correspondent and Washington Week panelist, looks at both the Obama and Romney campaigns from primaries to battleground states and analyzes what the election means for the future of America’s democratic process.

You can watch a short preview of the Politics & Prose event below.

Collision 2012: The Future of Election Politics in a Divided America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125686
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

July 23, 2013

Mark Leibovich spoke about his book, This Town, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

Washington—This Town—might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. That is the grubby secret of the place in the twenty-first century. You will always have lunch in This Town again. No matter how many elections you lose, apologies you make, or scandals you endure.

In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning—and often hysterically funny—examination of our ruling class’s incestuous “media industrial complex.” Through his eyes, we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year. How political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city’s most powerful and puzzled-over journalist. How a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent “brand” than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on “changing Washington” can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath.

This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!--in America's Gilded Capital Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399170683
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

July 7, 2013

Marvin Kalb spoke about his book, The Road to War, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

In his thirteenth book about U.S. foreign policy, the veteran journalist and founding director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, notes that rather than requesting a formal congressional declaration of war, Presidents since Pearl Harbor have cited various commitments to justify sending troops into combat. Kalb investigates the nature of these commitments, examines how they have been fulfilled, and urges greater caution in allowing such arrangements to become policy.

The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780815724933
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - May 10th, 2013

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