Hitler's Philosophers addresses the question: Why did the most evil regime of modern times develop in a country so committed to higher learning and so culturally accomplished?
Those of us who write about elections tend to treat each new one as path-breaking. Finally, we tell ourselves, this time there will be an explicit choice between two different understandings of American purpose. Then the election happens, politics returns to normal, and not much changes. But this time I really believe it.
Andrew Bacevich is a prolific writer whose many books constitute one of the best accounts we have of the distortions brought to American life by our childlike dependence on the security war-making seems to offer but never quite delivers.
In his new book, Mario Cuomo compares our sixteenth president to our current one. Alan Wolfe reviews.