Jena McGregor, The Washington Post Published 6:03 am PDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is a giant on the history and biography shelves, with books about the lives of some of the most iconic U.S. presidents -- Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson. But her newest book, "Leadership in Turbulent Times," would be just as much at home in the leadership and management stacks. It's a detailed, carefully curated look at not just who these presidents were or what they achieved, but how they led during times of upheaval. Business guru Jim Collins and famed investor Warren Buffett wrote the blurbs featured on the back cover, the first hint that Goodwin is taking a very different approach to recounting these presidents' lives, and with a different audience in mind than mere history buffs. The author offers a case study for examining how each president led, complete with bold-face … [Read more...] about What Doris Kearns Goodwin thinks Trump could learn from Lincoln’s ‘hot letters’
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NEWARK, N.J. — The old woman walked outside in her bathrobe and curlers to shout at the man who might be president.“Senator Booker!” she called out to him.Cory Booker spun around and saw the woman standing on the stoop of her squat three-story apartment building.“Oh my gosh!” he said. “How are you? I haven’t seen you in the longest time!”The woman was incredulous.“What are you doing over here?” she exclaimed.“Just walking around the neighborhood,” said Booker. “I love that robe. Look at that.”Her name is Stephanie. They apparently have known each other for a while. With a warm smile, she explained why she rushed out in her early morning finery.“I just looked out the window and I said, ‘That’s Senator Booker!’”RELATED: High-profile congressional Democrats 11 PHOTOS High-profile Congressional Democrats See Gallery High-profile Congressional Democrats Senator … [Read more...] about Is Cory Booker for real?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Melani Cammett, Dominika Kruszewska and Sami Attalah by Melani Cammett, Dominika Kruszewska and Sami Attalah May 5 Supporters of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is a candidate for the parliamentary elections to be held May 6, cheer in Beirut. (Hussein Malla/AP) On Sunday, Lebanese citizens will vote in national elections for the first time since 2009. These are the first elections since the passage in June 2017 of a new electoral law and the first … [Read more...] about What Lebanon’s elections can teach us about the importance of religion
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network April 21, 2018 2:49 pm Change Font Size Anushka Singh is Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, Ambedkar University Delhi. She graduated from Miranda House and did her Masters from Lady Sri Ram College. She went on to do her M.Phil and PhD from the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi where she also taught the Masters students, briefly. She was previously employed at the Gargi College, University of Delhi. She was awarded the Visiting fellowship for doctoral research at Tagore Centre for Global thought, King’s College, University of London, England in 2014. She was also awarded the ICSSR Doctoral fellowship in 2015. Her areas of interest include nature of state, intersection of law and politics, people’s movements and democratic rights. In this interview with LIVELAW, she answers specific questions about her book, Sedition in … [Read more...] about ‘Persecution In The Name of Sedition Finds Popular Acceptance in India’, Says Anushka Singh, Author of the recent book, ‘Sedition In Liberal Democracies’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Neil Swidey April 03, 2018 Get the best of the magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here. IN 1993, I WENT ON my first tropical vacation. OK, it was Bermuda, so it was subtropical, but that did nothing to dampen my excitement. During the flight, my anticipation grew as I looked over the brochure from the travel agent showing the inn where my girlfriend and I would be staying as part of our prepaid package. The coral-colored, white-roofed Palm Reef Hotel featured balconied waterfront rooms and provided British-style afternoon tea service.When we checked in, I tried to mask my disappointment at how much the Palm Reef appeared to have aged since its glam photo shoot for that brochure. So what if the lobby furniture was shabby and some of the walls were crumbling? I reminded myself that we would be spending most of … [Read more...] about The right way to complain when a business does you wrong