Having both entered U.S. government service in the second half of the 1980s, Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice then spent three and a half decades alternating between making and shaping America’s foreign policies, and this extensive experience shows in their September 2019 book, “To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth.”
Sometimes a president has to step out on a limb and do something he knows is needed and is right, even though his political advisors say otherwise. That is what President Ronald Reagan did in 1987 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin when he demanded “Mr Gorboachev, tear down this wall.”
Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his childhood, early adulthood, and life as a military leader. Mattis explains some of the leadership lessons he has learned and expresses some of those ideas in his new book, Call Sign Chaos.