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Cliffnotes: Reader responses


Andrew Carr


5 May 2011 11:41

Following his challenge last week,'s Daniel Drezner offers his top three IR books for an aspiring politician:

1)Walter Russell Mead, Special Providence. 2)David Halberstam, The Best and the Brightest (for Democrats); James Mann, Rise of the Vulcans (for Republicans). 3) Richard Neustadt and Earnest May, Thinking in Time.

Meanwhile, the Lowy Institute's Michael Fullilove offered 'Roosevelt and Hopkins by Robert Sherwood (also known as The White House Papers of Harry L. Hopkins), Diplomacy by Harold Nicolson, Of Paradise and Power by Robert Kagan and On China by Henry Kissinger (released later this month).

Via twitter, @tomharrison28 suggested Post American World by Fareed Zakaria, while @rightsagenda liked Global Good Samaritans by Alison Brysk.

Finally, Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner discuss how to choose a book for a politician on 'Read from another perspective, read about things going wrong, and read literature' (the last of which we strongly endorse).

Further suggestions are welcome via email or twitter (@lowyinstitute), though my wallet is already groaning at the thought.

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