The Post-American World

Prior to last month’s discussion of The World is Flat, I was trying to finish Fareed Zakaria‘s The Post-American World.   Oh well, better late than never.  Zakaria starts off the book discussing the “rise of the rest” and how many parts of the rest of the world (states and non-states) are doing much better these […]

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The New Case Against Immigration

Our book club selection for February is Mark Krikorian’s The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal.  Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the grandson of immigrants himself.  He argues that today’s mass immigration is not good for today’s America.  Our current immigration situation and policy have […]

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The World Is Flat

Our book club is discussing Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (TWIF) this month.  I read the 2005 edition of the book, so I’m not sure about the contents of the 2.0 and 3.0 updates.  The first half of the book describes ten “flatteners” that have […]

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The Closing of the American Border

Last week a senior manager at work suggested that our book club read Edward Alden’s The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11.  The manager had just finished reading it and thought it would be interesting and pertinent to us.  I agree.  It provided a very clear explanation of the responses […]

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The Border

I met someone at work who is friends with David J. Danelo, the author of The Border: Exploring the U.S.-Mexican Divide. My new friend told me that Danelo recently traveled the entire US-Mexico border and had recorded his observations along the way.  My friend, a counter-insurgency wonk, said that Danelo was interested in the similarities […]

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