Book Review: An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer
As a companion to the Coffee & Markets interview with the author here is my review of the book. With An American Spy Olen Steinhauer continues to explore both the mechanics of spy craft and the moral tension inherent in the trade using Milo Weaver as his lens. With this third volume in the series, Weaver is no longer a Tourist but can’t escape the gravity of the agency’s destruction. What | Read More »
Friday Books: God Is Red
**I am going to try and re-start something I had begun previously: Friday Books. Each Friday I will bring to your attention a book worth reading. Feel free to leave a comment on books you have read recently or are reading.** It is easy to lose perspective these days. What with the 2012 campaign, the struggling economy, and the often miss-the-forest-for the-trees nature of social media and | Read More »
James Madison, Father of American Politics?
There is a tendency by some to look down their noses at politics; viewing it as the grubby fight for power and the inevitable disappointment that results from politicians who promise everything during election years only to deliver hot air and favors for friends once safely ensconced in office. To be fair, all too often this is what politics actually offers. But in his biography of founding | Read More »
Friday Books: Somewhere More Holy
I have been reading Tony Woodlief for some time and I would guess many of you have as well. First at this blog, Sand in the Gears, and then in places like the Wall Street Journal, World Magazine and National Review Online. Tony is the kind of writer I enjoy: honest, intelligent and always interesting. I don’t always agree with him but I almost always | Read More »