Academics and policymakers from the realist, liberal, and constructivist schools of thought debate the motivations of Russian foreign policy. Andrei Tsygankov in his latest book The Dark Double: US Media, Russia, and the Politics of Values makes the argument that the tension between the U.S. and Russia is the result of historical, cultural, and political differences. The book analyzes how U.S. media presents Russia as a “dark double” and a villain in the international system. According to Tsygankov, the U.S.-Russian relationship is an example of how negative perceptions of the other can lead to competitiveness. He expresses concern that cooperation between the two powers is unlikely until both recognize and respect their differences.
By Colin Louis | United States
The Fight For America’s future by Charlie Kirk is an excellent read that dives into the history, preservation, importance, and securement of the second amendment. Kirk covers hunting, personal defense, and destroying tyranny. Kirk’s arguments are logically researched.
Kirk displays an understanding as well as applications of the ideas laid out by the Founding Fathers. Kirk uses logic and facts to destroy almost all anti-Second Amendment arguments. His display of facts is strong and powerful. In its 98 pages, the book has roughly 50 citations. The arguments used are certainly not flimsy, they are strong and filled with logic and data.
Aside from the brilliant understanding of the Constitution, an interesting piece of the this book is that Kirk shows a more libertarian flare. He quoted Milton Friedman and Rand Paul in his writing. Not only does Kirk show support for using arms for self-defense, he promotes using weaponry to over through tyranny, which is a more libertarian position.
Kirks style of writing is easy on the mind. Certainly, if you are looking for solid arguments against gun control this is your book. It dives into the ideas laid out by the founding fathers and is written in plain English.
The author, Charlie Kirk is an extremely accomplished individual for his age. At the age of 24, he was the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention, an extremely active member of the Trump campaign, and founder of Turning Point USA. This was Kirk’s third book.
The book turns out to be factual, informative, and intriguing.