From his special vantage point as a New York Times correspondent at the State Department and White House during the Obama Administration, Mark Landler explores the relationship between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama through the lens of foreign policy. He concludes that philosophical and generational roots explain some areas of disagreement, but also pays attention how two historic figures formed a partnership to navigate the ship of foreign policy in very rough seas. As Clinton’s chief speechwriter for many years, I especially appreciate Landler’s judicious and thorough rendering of a complicated subject, not to mention his crisp and engaging writing style.
Have you caught yourself staring at your TV, watching the circus that our government seems to have devolved into with disbelief? In Relic, William Howell and Terry Moe peel back the layers and explain how not only is it not surprising that our government can't seem to accomplish much, but that it was actually designed that way. We take a look at our 226 year old Constitution and consider a very minor alteration that could allow for much greater functionality.
This book is bold in its approach to present race as the center of what American politics has been and what it has the potential to be. Reid places the lens on Barack Obama and the Clinton regime as a way of analyzing the multifaceted and consistently developing Democratic Party. It’s not an indictment but a call, a laying of the political foundation for America, moving forward. It achieves much by being strikingly present while examining the history of the intense relationship race and politics in the US.