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Automation’s threat to human workers keeps accelerating

By Alan Wallace
Automation’s capacity to replace humans, already evident in such traditional blue-collar strongholds as fast food and manufacturing, increasingly affects white-collar workers, too. Martin Ford’s “Rise ...

Conservative writers tackle funny side of being a father

By Alan Wallace
“T he Dadly Virtues: Adventures from the Worst Job You’ll Ever Love” (Templeton Press, available Monday) is the second essay collection edited by Weekly ...

Liberal pundit decries tactics ‘illiberal left’ uses to quash debate

By Alan Wallace
Kirsten Powers’ “The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech” (Regnery, available Monday) is an unusual critique of today’s liberals — one written by ...

Primer for general readers encourages constitutional debate

By Alan Wallace
The way in which father-and-son co-authors Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen wrote “The Constitution: An Introduction” (Basic Books, available Tuesday) fit with their goal ...

Beyond WW II glory & Hollywood glamour, survivor’s guilt & PTSD

By Alan Wallace
Returning to the spotlight a “Greatest Generation” battlefield hero turned movie star whose fame has faded, David A. Smith’s “The Price of Valor: The Life ...

How America’s tax burden got so big & can be cut

By Alan Wallace
Grover Norquist’s new book, “End the IRS Before It Ends Us: How to Restore a Low-Tax, High-Growth, Wealthy America” (Center Street), says much about U.S. ...

The Constitution & the places that make up America

By Alan Wallace
Akhil Reed Amar’s new book, “The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic” (Basic Books, available Tuesday), might not change minds ...

America’s long journey toward legal marijuana

By Alan Wallace
Bruce Barcott became an expert on the cannabis industry while researching and writing “Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America” (Time Books, ...

George Washington, from young Virginian to victorious American

By Alan Wallace
Combining history and biography, Robert Middlekauff takes a distinctive approach in his new book “Washington’s Revolution: The Making of America’s First Leader” (Knopf), focusing on ...

Tracing roots of Mideast strife to Ottomans’ fall

By Alan Wallace
Understanding today’s Middle East requires understanding its past. Award-winning historian Eugene Rogan’s new book, “The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle ...

How Lincoln aided Jews’ assimilation into American life

By Alan Wallace
Much changed for Jews in America during the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln, whose warm relations with them are the subject of “Lincoln and the Jews: ...

Explaining ISIS threat to U.S. in all its hideous detail

By Alan Wallace
Don’t count Erick Stakelbeck, author of “ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam” (Regnery, available Monday), among those who think the ...

Race, the 1960s & today’s polarized politics, society

By Alan Wallace
For Shelby Steele, author of the new book “Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country” (Basic Books, available Monday), our nation’s sharp, seemingly ...

Playing politics puts administration in ex-sniper’s sights

By Alan Wallace
Scott Taylor’s “Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Selling Out of America’s National Security” (Regnery, available Monday) is a different sort of American ...

Blaming feds’ policies for ‘08 crash sparks left-wing backlash

By Alan Wallace
Making the case for a viewpoint widely held among Republicans in Congress and conservatives nationwide, Peter J. Wallison’s new book “Hidden in Plain Sight: What ...

Special interests trumping public’s interests decried

By Alan Wallace
The federal government and its power have so exceeded the limits that the Founders and Framers tried to impose that constitutional checks and balances have ...

Influencing U.S. foreign policy, from Nixon years on

By Alan Wallace
In Bartholomew Sparrow’s estimation, there have been bigger names in post-World War II U.S. foreign policy but none more influential than the man whose story ...

The unheralded mind behind decades of Pentagon strategy

By Alan Wallace
Spotlighting a Pentagon figure known as “the most influential man you’ve never heard of” and sometimes called “Yoda” by his fellow strategic thinkers, “The Last ...

A Chinese voice extols free market for China’s economy

By Alan Wallace
Americans can familiarize themselves with a Chinese scholar whose views, echoing the thinking of Friedrich Hayek and other members of the “Austrian school,” have helped ...

A class-warfare take on origin, history of Republican Party

By Alan Wallace
Heather Cox Richardson’s provocative “To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party” (Basic Books) is a book that will please left-leaning readers but ...