May 26, 2015

Ralph Nader spoke about his book, Return to Sender, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, May 26,, 2015.

Nader published his critique of the auto industry, Unsafe at Any Speed, in 1965, and in subsequent decades this indefatigable activist and one of The Atlantic’s hundred most influential figures in American history has founded a host of public interest groups while writing regular columns, publishing books such as The Good Fight and The Seventeen Traditions, and calling for accountability from industries and government agencies. He’s also written regularly to American presidents, raising objections and pointing out missed opportunities on issues including the Iraq war, torture, workers’ rights, and medical care; this book makes the one-sided correspondence public.

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ISBN: 9781609806262
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Published: Seven Stories Press - April 7th, 2015

February 28, 2015

April Ryan spoke about her book, The Presidency in Black and White, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, Ryan has been their White House correspondent since 1997. But she hasn’t just covered events—she’s worked to keep questions of race relations and urban issues on the public agenda. As spirited as her Fabric of America news blog, Ryan’s memoir offers her assessment of the last three presidents regarding race issues as well as interviews with policy makers, politicians, and a wide range of leading cultural figures.

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By April Ryan, Hon Elijah Cummings (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781538106631
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - July 18th, 2017

February 27, 2015

Michael J. Glennon spoke about his book, National Security and Double Government, at Politics & Prose on Friday, February 27, 2015.

In his study of international relations in the Bush and Obama administrations, Glennon adapts Walter Bagehot’s 1860s formulation of Britain as a state run by a duality of “dignified” and “efficient institutions,” arguing that U.S. foreign policy has become an unwieldy—and undemocratic—two-tier operation, with Madisonian institutions—Congress, the courts—mere figureheads for the myriad bureaucracies of intelligence agencies that in fact wield the power.

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ISBN: 9780190663995
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 15th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780190206444
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2014