Brook Allen – Antonius: Son of Rome

Recently I had the joy of interviewing Margaret George about her fascinating book Nero: Splendor Before the Dark. The dramatic opening of that book — the great fire of Rome — has had me thinking a great deal about Rome. So I was thrilled when she recommended Brook Allen’s new book about the early years of Marc Antony: Antonius, Son …

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Andrew Scott Cooper – On the Shah of Iran

The Fall of Heaven is an important book about a subject that is vital to America: Iran. On the world stage there is probably no more dangerous enemy — or potential friend. To understand Iran it is important to understand how we got to where we are today. Why is Iran our enemy? To understand this question, we need to go …

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