Tag Archive: Excerpt

Allen Iverson: Pound for Pound

Posted on October 19, 2021 3:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Michael Eric Dyson

For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist, and ordained Baptist minister. In the following essay from his … Read the article

Who was Joe Kennedy?

Posted on August 17, 2021 11:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Susan Ronald

In the following excerpt from The Ambassador, acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald discusses the early life of Joseph Kennedy, foreshadowing his controversial stint as US Ambassador to Great Britain on the eve of World War II.… Read the article

Dominus: New Excerpt

Posted on July 28, 2021 3:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Spanning 160 years and seven generations, teeming with some of ancient Rome’s most vivid figures, Steven Saylor’s novel Dominus brings to vivid life some of the most tumultuous and consequential chapters of human history, events which reverberate still. Read an … Read the article

The Art of the Demagogue

Posted on September 22, 2020 2:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Eric A. Posner

Huey Long: United States Governor, Senator, and perhaps one of its greatest demagogues. In the following excerpt from The Demagogue’s Playbook, Eric A. Posner examines how Long highlighted American democracy’s susceptibility to the demagogue in the … Read the article

The Making of Henry Kissinger

Posted on September 9, 2020 4:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Thomas A. Schwartz

Over the past six decades, Henry Kissinger has been America’s most consistently praised—and reviled—public figure. He was hailed as a “miracle worker” for his peacemaking in the Middle East, pursuit of détente with the Soviet Union, … Read the article