Book Review

Superpower
D***, We Don’t Have a Foreign Policy

Ian Bremmer’s Superpower gives a good critique about America’s incoherent foreign policy and is a good introduction to different foreign policy choices.

Peace Through Strength

In the early 1800s, Thomas Jefferson led a young America to war against Barbary state thugs whose Islamist political ideology led them to believe they had a divine right to dominate the West. The conditions that led America to victory then remain relevant today.

Wilderness of Mirrors
Trusting again, in a Cynical World

A Wilderness of Mirrors: Trusting Again in a Cynical World is by no means a defense of Christian realism, nor an appeal for a bold and strong America in the world, but it does offer a positive contribution to those ends by making a number of crucial observations about broken trust and its effects on society.

Black Earth Book Review
Too Many Carbs, Too Little Meat

We need books like Timothy D. Snyder’s Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. Books like it, though perhaps not it.

Islamism & Free Speech

The Islamist political agenda cannot be accommodated. They do not want it to be.

Inside Jihad
Through an Insider’s Eyes

Inside Jihad is a must read for anyone seeking to better understand radical Islam, why the challenge is so great, and what can be done to effectively counter it.

Savior Generals
Victory From Defeat: On Savior Generals & Firemen

Victor Davis Hanson’s The Savior Generals:How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece To Iraq

Ghost Fleet
Considering a Truly Existential Threat

While showing how a war between the U.S. and China would play out, P.W. Singer and August Cole’s Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War is a highly-recommendable read that has already helped focus minds on this topic, both inside the Beltway and beyond.

More than Good News

The primary aims of Mark Amstutz’s Evangelicals and American Foreign Policy are twofold. First he intends to provide a “more compelling account of Evangelicals’ influence on America’s role in the world” than has been previously appreciated. The book’s second, and primary, task is to issue both a challenge and a caution.