by Michael Mandelbaum
by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
August 23, 2012 In fiction, Robert Harris explores a financial crash and Jennifer DuBois recounts a fateful meeting. In nonfiction, Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze how the U.S. lags, Tony Horwitz looks at abolitionist John Brown and Adam Gopnik considers the meaning of food.
September 6, 2011 In his new book, the New York Times columnist explores how the U.S. fell from industrial, political and academic glory after the Cold War. "Just when we needed to be lacing up our shoes and running faster, we put our feet up," he says.
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August 22, 2010 When the U.S. was rich, it could afford to be the world's policeman. Now it's strapped for cash, and that might mean a new phase for American foreign policy.
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