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Politics & Current Affairs

This category covers many of the world’s most important political issues – past, present and future. How did relations between the US and Iran deteriorate? How is Asia’s rise influencing geopolitics? How will the world’s governments deal with climate change? For debates on these questions and more, peruse these titles.

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Leviathan
Book
 

Thomas Hobbes

Oxford World's Classics, 2011

(8)

Money
Book
 

Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames

McGraw-Hill, 2014

(7)

Start-Up Nation
Book
 

Dan Senor and Saul Singer

Twelve, 2009

(8)

Long Walk to Freedom
Book
 

Nelson Mandela

Little, Brown, 2000

(10)

Plan of Attack
Book
 

Bob Woodward

Simon & Schuster, 2004

(10)

Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government
Book
 

Jeswald W. Salacuse

AMACOM, 2008

(9)

Society at a Glance 2014
Book

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECD, 2014

(7)

The Great Society at Fifty
Report

Nicholas Eberstadt

AEI, 2014

(6)

The Secret Man
Book
 

Bob Woodward

Simon & Schuster, 2005

(10)

The Metropolitan Revolution
Book
 

Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley

Brookings Institution Press, 2013

(8)

Animal Spirits
Book
 

George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

Princeton UP, 2009

(9)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

The Innovator's Prescription
Book
 

Clayton M. Christensen et al.

McGraw-Hill, 2008

(9)

State of Denial
Book
 

Bob Woodward

Simon & Schuster, 2006

(9)

The Price of Politics
Book
 

Bob Woodward

Simon & Schuster, 2012

(6)

A Farewell to Alms
Book
 

Gregory Clark

Princeton UP, 2007

(10)

China 2020
Book

Michael A. Santoro

ILR Press, 2009

(8)

The Islamic Republic and the World
Book

Maryam Panah

Pluto Press, 2007

(6)

Big Bets & Black Swans
Report

Martin Indyk et al. (Ed.)

Brookings Institution Press, 2013

(8)

Buck Up, Suck Up...And Come Back When You Foul Up
Book

James Carville and Paul Begala

Simon & Schuster, 2002

(9)

The End of Prosperity
Book
 

Arthur B. Laffer et al.

Threshold Editions, 2008

(8)

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Politics & Current Affairs

There’s no escaping the consequences of politics and current affairs on economic conditions and trends. In fact, the impact of significant political or social developments is often measured by Wall Street’s response. Extraordinary events, such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, sent economic and political tremors throughout the world and changed things forever. The summaries in this category touch all the important bases, offering keen insight into the most critical domestic and international issues of the day. You’ll find a number of offerings that focus on America’s formidable economic challenges at home and its high profile role on the global stage. We’ll take you behind the scenes in the White House where the president and his trusted advisors formulate complex economic policy while always weighing the political ramifications of their actions. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of why the world pays such close attention to America.

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