Book Of The Week Articles


Book of the Week: Tim Carney on The Triumph of Conservatism

Big Business Progressives, from TR to Obama
11:03 AM, May 28, 2011

The Triumph of Conservatism

By Gabriel Kolko

Since he began running for President, Barack Obama has made a full time job of pretending to battle against the special interests. Somehow, even after letting the drug industry write the health-care bill, supporting the Wall Street bailouts, ramping up corporate welfare of all stripes, and sending the government-lobbyist revolving door spinning, Obama gets away with it.

He must have studied Teddy Roosevelt.

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Book of the Week: Tim Carney on The Triumph of Conservatism

10:55 AM, May 28, 2011

Big Business Progressives, from TR to Obama

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Book of the Week: Tim Carney on The Triumph of Conservatism

10:53 AM, May 28, 2011

Big Business Progressives, from TR to Obama
The Triumph of Conservatism, By Gabriel Kolko

Since he began running for President, Barack Obama has made a full time job of pretending to battle against the special interests. Somehow, even after letting the drug industry write the health-care bill, supporting the Wall Street bailouts, ramping up corporate welfare of all stripes, and sending the government-lobbyist revolving door spinning, Obama gets away with it.

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Book of the Week: Tim Carney on The Triumph of Conservatism

10:25 AM, May 28, 2011

Big Business Progressives, from TR to Obama
The Triumph of Conservatism, By Gabriel Kolko

Since he began running for President, Barack Obama has made a full time job of pretending to battle against the special interests. Somehow, even after letting the drug industry write the health-care bill, supporting the Wall Street bailouts, ramping up corporate welfare of all stripes, and sending the government-lobbyist revolving door spinning, Obama gets away with it.

He must have studied Teddy Roosevelt.

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Book of the Week: Michael C. Moynihan on Money

9:19 AM, May 21, 2011

Is there anything more irritating than that predictable sigh, so often heard from the trendy anti-gentrification crowd, that New York was so much better, so much more authentic, when one couldn’t walk through Central Park without fear of sexual molestation; when Times Square was an outdoor brothel, controlled by illiterate gangsters who kept out both horrid corporations and those even more horrid (and uncool) tourists from Omaha?

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Book of the Week: Michael Moynihan on Money

8:50 AM, May 21, 2011

Is there anything more irritating than that predictable sigh, so often heard from the trendy anti-gentrification crowd, that New York was so much better, so much more authentic, when one couldn’t walk through Central Park without fear of sexual molestation; when Times Square was an outdoor brothel, controlled by illiterate gangsters who kept out both horrid corporations and those even more horrid (and uncool) tourists from Omaha?

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Book of the Week: Tucker Carlson on Heaven's Command

2:00 PM, Apr 15, 2011

Best book I’ve read this year: Heaven’s Command: An Imperial Progress, by James Morris. Has any book ever come with a less gripping title or a more unappealing cover? But it turns out what say is true, at least in this case. It’s fantastic.

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