Episode 210: Favorite Books of 2018

After a years worth of author interviews, the podcast is back with a special holiday episode to send off 2018. This week, Richard Aldous invites TAI staff and contributors—Karina Orlova, Damir Marusic, Sean Keeley, and Aaron Sibarium—to discuss the most interesting books they read in 2018.

Karinas pick is Michael WolffFire and Furythe sensationalist account of President Trumps first year in the White House that scandalized Washington and stirred a lively debate about journalistic ethics. Damir discusses The Jungle Grows Back by Robert Kagan, in which a leading neocon reassesses Americas global role in the age of Trump. Seans pick is GrantRon Chernows acclaimed biography of the Civil War hero and 18th U.S. President. And Aaron looks at James Davison Hunter and Paul NedeliskyScience and the Goodwhich argues against the age-long quest to find a scientific basis of morality.

Be sure to also check out Richard’s book pick for 2018: Reihan Salam’s Melting Pot or Civil War? A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open BordersYou can also listen to Richard’s interview with Reihan from our podcast in October.

Well be back in the New Year, but in the meantime do subscribe to us on iTunes, where you can leave a review. You can also find us on Twitter, at @aminterest and our individual accounts: Executive Editor Damir Marusic (@dmarusic), contributing writer Karina Orlova (@OrlovaKarine), and assistant editors Sean Keeley (@seankeeley) and Aaron Sibarium (@aaronsibarium).

Published on: December 18, 2018
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