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Daniel Bessner reviews Barack Obama memoir, Robert Gates’ post-Cold War book for Jacobin and n+1

February 9, 2021

In”Don’t Trust the Process” Daniel Bessner, an associate professor of the Joff Hanauer Honors Professorship in Western Civilization, reviews Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land (Crown, Nov. 2020), which Jacobin published on Feb. 8.

Bessner also reviews Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post–Cold War World (Knopf, June 2020), a new book by former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, for n+1 in a Feb. 8 article titled “Argument Without Argument: Robert M. Gates and America’s forever foreign policy“.