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On Feb. 23, Robert Kagan joined The Daily Circuit to talk about his book "The World America Made" and the myth of American decline. On Friday, Edward Luce will join us to respond to Kagan's essay.
Luce addresses the reality of American decline in his recent article and urges readers to look at the economic facts more closely.
"Mr. Kagan denies America is in relative decline - and mistakenly insists there is no economic evidence for it," Luce wrote in Financial Times. "Mr. Obama might want to scan it more closely. Start with its economic facts."
Next week we’ll be featuring three great young adult authors on The Daily Circuit. Rainbow Rowell, Gene Luen Yang and local author Carrie Mesrobian exemplify the kind of smart, insightful writing coming out of the genre today. While their books are classified as YA, they feature great writing and interesting characters that appeal to adult…
The year end book lists are coming out. Here are 4 varied lists. Amazon’s Top 20: Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” tops a combined list of fiction and non-fiction. It’s hard to articulate just how much — and why — “The Goldfinch” held such power for me as a reader. Always a sucker for a good…