World Politics: Edward Luce on America in the Age of Descent, David Rothkopf on The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and Steven A. Cook on The Struggle for Egypt Saturday, Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m., Room 8502 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent (Atlantic Monthly Press, $26.00) Edward Luce draws on his decades of journalism and his connections within Washington and around the world to present a carefully constructed and controversial argument: that America is losing its pragmatism - and that the consequences of this may soon leave the country high and dry. “Warning: this book could be a danger to your peace of mind.”—David Gergen. Luce is the Washington Bureau Chief of the Financial Times and the author of In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India. David Rothkopf
Did you know that the world’s largest company, Wal-Mart Stores, has revenues higher than the GDP of all but twenty-five of the world’s countries?
In Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government —and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30.00) David Rothkopf argues that the rise of private power may be the most important and least understood trend of our time. Power, Inc. traces the jockeying for influence right up to today’s financial crises, growing inequality, broken international system, and battles over the proper role of government and markets. “. . . should be read by serious students of politics, economics, or business and will be of interest to anyone invested in our country's economic history and, especially, future.”— Library Journal. Rothkopf is the author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power. Steve Cook
Steve Cook's appearance is cancelled.
Senior Fellow for the Council of Foreign Relations, Steve Cook, argues in
The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square (Oxford University Press, $27.95) Egyptian rebellion that led to the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak had its roots much earlier in Egyptian history. Cook, who was in Cairo when the revolts broke out, provides one of the first historical analyses explaining the reasons behind the uprising. Incredibly vivid...the single best book on Egypt"--Fareed Zakaria. Previously, Cook was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and a research fellow at the Washington Institute for near East Policy. Cook is also the author or Ruling But Not Governing: the Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey. Schedule
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Room 8502 (Building 8, 5th Floor)