David Isenberg: 6 Books, State of the Union

Cultural Intelligence, Politics
David Isenberg

Obama and Terror: The Hovering Questions

David Cole, New York Review of Books, 12 July 2012

Reviewing:

Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency
by Daniel Klaidman  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 288 pp., $28.00

Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency after 9/11
by Jack Goldsmith  Norton, 311 pp., $26.95

The Weird Truth About Texas

Thomas Powers, New York Review of Books, 12 July 2012

Reviewing:

As Texas Goes…: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
by Gail Collins  Liveright, 267 pp., $25.95

 

Getting Away with It

Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, New York Review of Books, 12 July 2012

Reviewing:

The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Recovery
by Noam Scheiber
Simon and Schuster, 351 pp., $28.00

Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right
by Thomas Frank
Metropolitan, 225 pp., $25.00

The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
by Thomas Byrne Edsall
Doubleday, 256 pp., $24.95