July 25, 2014

Pat Buchanan spoke about his book, The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority, at Politics & Prose on Friday July 25, 2014.

In The Greatest Comeback, Patrick J. Buchanan--who, beginning in January 1966, served as one of two staff members to Nixon, and would become a senior advisor in the White House after 1968--gives a firsthand account of those crucial years in which Nixon reversed his political fortunes during a decade marked by civil rights protests, social revolution, The Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, urban riots, campus anarchy, and the rise of the New Left. Using over 1,000 of his own personal memos to Nixon, with Nixon’s scribbled replies back, Buchanan gives readers an insider’s view as Nixon gathers the warring factions of the Republican party--from the conservative base of Barry Goldwater to the liberal wing of Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney, to the New Right legions of an ascendant Ronald Reagan--into the victorious coalition that won him the White House. How Richard Nixon united the party behind him may offer insights into how the Republican Party today can bring together its warring factions.

The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority By Patrick J. Buchanan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553418651
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Published: Crown Forum - May 26th, 2015

BIG MONEY by Kenneth P. Vogel

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.

Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp-on the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics By Kenneth P. Vogel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781610393386
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 3rd, 2014

A TIME TO ATTACK by Matthew Kroenig

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.