Roundup: What We’re Reading


Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

Lessons abound in this amazing look into the past 50 years of American foreign policy. Holbrooke embodies the best and worst of America’s ambition.

How can we make a difference? How do ideas fall out of favor? How do our talents, flaws and ambitions both enable and limit what’s possible? Packer’s prose is so absorbing; I never lost interest.

Thomas Simister, August 2, 2019