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David Jeffrey Frum is a Canadian-American political commentator. A speechwriter for President George W. Bush, F rum later authored the first book about Bush's presidency written by a former member of the administration.
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Fights of Our Lives
Elections, Leadership and the Making of Canada
John Duffy - 2002-01-01
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David Frum
I am so excited to hear of - and so looking forward to listening to - this item with @gmbutts about John Duffy's "Fights of Our Lives," the best book ever written about Canadian politics      fuente
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Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes
Social Policy, Informality, and Economic Growth in Mexico
Santiago Levy - 2008-05-06
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" Despite various reform efforts, Mexico has experienced economic stability but little growth. Today more than half of all Mexican workers are employed informally, and one out of every four is poor. Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes argues that incoherent social programs significantly contribute to this state of affairs and it suggests reforms to impro...
David Frum
I always appreciate books that precisely walk one through the details of important things      fuente
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Malevolent Republic
A Short History of the New India
K. S. Komireddi - 2019-05-30
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A thought-provoking analysis of post-Independence India from Nehru to Modi, Malevolent Republic by K.S. Komireddi charts the unsound course of Indian nationalism and its impact on the country divided by language, religion, and ethnicity. The book is an impassioned plea for India's reclamation, highlighting the dangers of Hindu-supremacist and religious majoritarianism which threaten to devour India's hard-won unity. Through an insightful and independent perspective, Malevolent Republic provides a deep understanding of the modern Indian nation and its place in global affairs.
David Frum
If you want deeper understanding, here's excellent book by @kapskom on what Modi has done to the hope for a secular, democratic India      fuente
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The Existential Questions
Uncomfortable facts confronting Nigeria after a 60-year journey
Oluseun Onigbinde - 2021-06-18
On October 1, 2020, Nigeria celebrated sixty years as an independent nation. This book reviews the country's evolution since independence. As a well-traveled Nigerian, I have always wondered why a nation so blessed with human and natural resources has failed to reach its enviable height. Over the years, I have seen how gross mismanagement, short-te...
David Frum
Great book about contemporary Nigeria      fuente
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Slouching Towards Utopia
An Economic History of the Twentieth Century
J. Bradford DeLong - 2022-09-06
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"Slouching Towards Utopia" by J. Bradford DeLong is the instant bestseller that explores the history of how the rapid technological advancements transformed the economy and world but did not deliver us to utopia. Economist Brad DeLong tells the story of this unprecedented explosion and why it failed to lead us towards a better world. An ambitious and broad narrative, this book offers an insightful perspective on the last century and its progress.
David Frum
I learned so many fascinating details from Bradford DeLong economic history 1870-2010 It's a book of big ideas, but fascinatingly illumined by the small details of how growth & progress happened      fuente
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Divided Memory
The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys
Jeffrey Herf - 1999-03-31 (publicado por primera vez en 1997)
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Explore the different ways in which the two Germanys remembered the crimes of Nazism with this eye-opening book. Author Jeffrey Herf delves into the political interests and past beliefs that shaped their differing approaches, from the anti-Nazi emigration of the 1930s to the establishment of a day of remembrance in 1996. Discover how the politics of left and right played a role in the development of a Communist dictatorship in the East and a liberal democracy in the West, and how the Cold War impacted the public memory of anti-Jewish persecution and the Holocaust.
David Frum
I'm a huge enthusiast for Herf's book on the politics of memory in postwar East and West Germany      fuente
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Fellow Travelers
A Novel
Thomas Mallon - 2007-04-24
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Step back in time to 1950s Washington, D.C., a world filled with ideology and secrecy. Meet Timothy Laughlin, a devout Catholic eager to fight Communism, who finds himself in the midst of the crusade against it. A chance encounter with a handsome State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leads to Tim's first job and his first love affair. As McCarthy takes desperate measures for power and investigations into "sexual subversives" intensify, Tim and Fuller must navigate their double lives with caution. With political drama, unexpected humor, and genuine heartbreak, Fellow Travelers is a searing historical novel that transports you between Foggy Bottom and NATO's front line in Europe.
David Frum
@paxr55 @jkirchick Very good book, I read it      fuente
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Cómo cambiar tu mente
Lo que la nueva ciencia de la psicodelia nos enseña sobre la conciencia, la muer
Michael Pollan - 2018-05-17
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Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most admired writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousness When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counter-culture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people? Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness.
David Frum
Meantime, greatly learning from Mark Thompson's book on the Italian front in WW1      fuente
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China's Trapped Transition
The Limits of Developmental Autocracy
Minxin PEI - 2006-03-31
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This book tackles the sustainability of China's pro-market economic policies under one-party rule. Author Minxin Pei argues that the lack of democratic reforms has led to widespread corruption and a decentralized predatory state. Combining powerful insights with empirical research, this book offers a provocative assessment of China's future as a great power.
David Frum
Also going to re-recommend Minxin Pei's important book, China's Trapped Transition. My review here      fuente
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Inside the Downfall of the NRA
Tim Mak - 2021-11-02
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A blistering exposé of the National Rifle Association, revealing its people, power, corruption, and ongoing downfall, from acclaimed NPR investigative reporter Tim Mak...
David Frum
I’ve read, this book will strike with seismic force      fuente
Tangled Up in Blue by Rosa Brooks
The Inevitability of Tragedy by Barry Gewen
Audience of One by James Poniewozik
Doing Justice by Preet Bharara
The Happiness Curve by Jonathan Rauch
What Is Populism? by Jan-Werner Müller
The War on Cops by Heather Mac Donald
Before the Oath by Martha Joynt Kumar
The Business of America is Lobbying by Lee Drutman
Germany by Neil MacGregor
It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway by David Satter
Taste of War by Lizzie Collingham
El inversor inteligente by Benjamin Graham
Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism by Donald T. Critchlow
Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner
Battle Tactics of the Civil War by Paddy Griffith