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All reviews are by Daniel B. Clendenin except as noted.


Floyd Abrams The Soul of the First Amendment
Amnesty International Amnesty International Report 2010: The State of the World's Human Rights
Anne Applebaum Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Andrew Bacevich Breach of Trust; How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country.
The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory
The Limits of Power; The End of American Exceptionalism
The New American Militarism; How Americans Are Seduced By War
Washington Rules; America's Path to Permanent War
Mary Beard Women and Power: A Manifesto
Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon The Next Attack; The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting It Right
Karima Bennoune Your Fatwa Does Not Belong Here; Untold Stories From the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism
Morris Berman Dark Ages America; The Final Phase of Empire
Wendell Berry Our Only World
Gregory A. Boyd The Myth of a Christian Nation; How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church
Pete Buttigieg Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
Trust: America's Best Chance
Francisco Cantú The Line Becomes a River; Dispatches From the Border
Noam Chomsky Failed States; The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Half the Sky; Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Dalai Lama An Appeal to the World; The Way to Peace in a Time of Division
William Davies Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason
Barbara Demick Nothing to Envy; Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Larry Diamond Squandered Victory; The American Occupation and The Bungled Effort To Bring Democracy To Iraq
Wes Avram, ed Anxious About Empire; Theological Essays on the New Global Realities
Peter Eichstaedt Consuming the Congo; War and Conflict Minerals in The World's Deadliest Place
Mohamed ElBaradei The Age of Deception; Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times
Deborah Ellis Children of War; Voices of Iraqi Refugees
Daniel Ellsberg Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
Jacques Ellul and Patrick Troude-Chastenet,  Jacques Ellul on Politics, Technology and Christianity
Equal Justice Initiative Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror
Dexter Filkins The Forever War
Francis Fukuyama America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy
Peter W. Galbraith Unintended Consequences; How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies
Gary Geddes Drink the Bitter Root: A Search for Justice and Healing in Africa
Ruth Bader Ginsburg My Own Words
Peter Godwin The Fear; Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
Philip Gourevitch We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families; Stories From Rwanda
Melissa Fay Greene There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa’s Children
Michael Griffin and Jennie Weiss Block, eds In the Company of the Poor; Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez
Richard N. Haass Foreign Policy Begins at Home; The Case for Putting America's House in Order
Richard Haass The World: A Brief Introduction
Yossi Klein Halevi Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor
Tom Hayden Hell No: The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Peace Movement
Chris Hedges War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
Stephane Hessel Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous!
Adam Hochschild Bury the Chains; Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Gwen Ifill The Breakthrough; Politics and Race in the Age of Obama
Debby Irving Waking Up White And Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Alan Jacobs The Year of our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis
Chalmers Johnson Blowback; The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
Dismantling the Empire; America's Last Best Hope
Nemesis; The Last Days of the American Republic
The Sorrows of Empire; Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
Michiko Kakutani The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
Robert Kaplan Surrender or Starve; Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea
Warrior Politics; Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos
Robert D. Kaplan The Revenge of Geography; What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Ibram X. Kendi How to Be an Antiracist
Joshua Key as told to Lawrence Hill The Deserter's Tale; The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq
Stephen Kinzer Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
Jill Lepore This America: The Case for the Nation
Bernard-Henri Lévy The Empire and the Five Kings: America's Abdication and the Fate of the World
Michael Lewis The Fifth Risk
Mark Lilla The Once and Future Liberal; After Identity Politics
Margaret MacMillan War: How Conflict Shaped Us
Lauren Markham The Far Away Brothers; Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
Charles Marsh Wayward Christian Soldiers; Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity
Barnaby Martin Hanging Man; The Arrest of Ai Weiwei
Jane Mayer The Dark Side; The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America
Terry McAuliffe Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism
George McGovern and William R. Polk Out of Iraq; A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now
Suketu Mehta This Land is Our Land; An Immigrant's Manifesto
Martin Meredith The Fate of Africa; From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair: A History of 50 Years of Independence
David Miliband Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time
Greg Mortenson Stones Into Schools; Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Cullen Murphy Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America
Richard John Neuhaus American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile
Dion Nissenbaum A Street Divided; Stories From Jerusalem's Alley of God
Amos Oz Dear Zealots; Letters From a Divided Land
George Packer Assassins' Gate; America in Iraq
William Pfaff The Irony of Manifest Destiny; The Tragedy of America's Foreign Policy
Robert B. Reich The Common Good
Rob Rieman To Fight Against This Age
Eugene Robinson Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
David Rohde Beyond War; Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East
Jonathan Sacks Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times
Philippe Sands Torture Team; Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values
Anthony Shadid Night Draws Near; Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War
Lisa J. Shannon Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen; An Ordinary Family's Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo
Ari Shavit My Promised Land; The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
David Livingstone Smith The Most Dangerous Animal; Human Nature and the Origins of War
Timothy Snyder On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Jason K. Stearns Dancing in the Glory of Monsters; The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
Brian Steidle The Devil Came on Horseback; Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur
Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes The Three Trillion Dollar War; The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict
William J. Stuntz The Collapse of American Criminal Justice
Anthony Swofford Jarhead; A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
General Tony Zinni and Tony Koltz The Battle for Peace; A Frontline Vision of America's Power and Purpose
Jeffrey Toobin The Nine; Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Brad Tyer Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and The Burial of an American Landscape
Jose Antonio Vargas Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
Gore Vidal Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace; How We Got To Be So Hated
Éric Vuillard The War of the Poor
Jim Wallis Gods's Politics; Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It; A New Vision for Faith and Politics in America
Amy Wilentz Farewell, Fred Voodoo; A Letter From Haiti
Joan C. Williams White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America
Garry Wills Bomb Power; The Modern Presidency and the National Security State
David Wood What Have We Done; The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars
Bill Wylie-Kellermann, ed William Stringfellow, Essential Writings
Fareed Zakaria The Future of Freedom; Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
The Post-American World
Howard Zinn The Bomb.
The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

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